Keep your raincoats at the ready - it's going to be another weekend of rain, wet and cold.
After northwesterly gales whipped through the capital this morning, the rain has settled in. And it will remain until Wednesday.
MetService forecaster John Law said the weather will get worse before it gets better.
The rain will clear slightly tomorrow, but the wind will also change to the south, bringing with it a drop in temperature.
Today's high will be 16 degrees Celsius. Tomorrow will reach just 13C.
''The strongest winds this morning have already gone [but] it's windy and pretty wet.
''The rain will pull away to the northeast. Behind it we'll find the winds turn to the southwest. They'll be colder and still quite blustery.
''As we go through the day on Sunday, we'll find the rains clearing away. [But] it's going to be feeling cool.''
The southerlies will persevere on Monday and Tuesday, as will the showers, Mr Law said.
Weather won't improve until Wednesday.
''On Wednesday the winds will become a lot lighter. And Thursday looks to be a decent day, mostly fine.''
And there's a chance that next weekend the raincoats can be kept on their hooks, he said.
''We should still be looking pretty good, heading into [next] weekend.''
- © Fairfax NZ News
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