Friday is looking like the day when this change we have been expecting finally shows up - with the colder southwesterly flow making its presence felt across much of the day.
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Weather models are now showing an El Nino is unlikely to develop this year.
Of the models surveyed by the Bureau of Meteorology, three of eight are suggesting El Nino thresholds could be reached by January, while another two remain just shy of the thresholds for an event.
Auckland Zoo is asking people for dry and open pinecones to help feed and entertain their primates and other animals.
The pinecones are used to make eating more adventurous - food is stuffed between the open cones and either hung by string or hidden amongst the enclosure.
For the animals it makes food time more challenging and stimulating as they have to work to get their food.
The man who oversaw the state of national emergency following the Canterbury earthquakes has been honoured in Christchurch.
A function was held last night to pay tribute to John Hamilton's post disaster leadership, which ensured the community's access to crucial services.
The director of civil defence and emergency management says the night was hugely emotional.
Today sees the northwesterly airflow currently dominating New Zealand strengthen, though a frontal system is making progress towards the lower South Island, and will start to affect weather later this afternoon, and into the evening.
A westerly quarter airflow increases over the country today, mainly regions still see sunny weather though with warm temperatures out east. A isolated showers possible this afternoon Bay Of Plenty northwards. A cold southwest change moves onto Southland this afternoon with snow flurries lowering to 300m overnight.
Heading into the first holiday weekend in what feels like forever, it's looking like Thursday is going to serve up a relatively calm and quiet lead in.
Labour Weekend is fast approaching and the weather looks drier rather than wetter;but it’s not perfect.
Saturday looks mostly settled under a large high pressure system but on Sunday a cold front will very slowly work its way northwards.
On Monday that front moves into the lower and western North Island. We’ll update again on Friday in more detail.
A so-called 'train of storms' is currently lining up over the northern Pacific ocean, and is expected to hit the Northwest USA and British Columbia early next week, according to Accuweather.com.