Looking at the remainder of January, the west of the North Island is forecast to receive about average rainfall, while the east of the North Island is expected to run slightly drier than usual.
Temperatures are forecast to track slightly warmer than average in the South Island this week, before tending more towards average for the remainder of the month. In the North Island, temperatures are forecast to be average to slightly above average.
Watch the full forecast above with RadioLIVE's weather commentator, Richard Green. Rural Weather on REX thanks to our friends at Novus.