An active low moving across the country is expected to bring unsettled weather early this week.
The MetService reports showers are expected for most of the Western Bay of Plenty today before easing to fine weather with a high of 17 degrees tomorrow.
The low is then expected to move away from the Bay of Plenty from Wednesday.
Media and communications meteorologist Daniel Corbett says supportive upper level patterns will help generate some heavy showers and thunderstorms for starters.
“The good news is that the weather should slowly dry out and settle down as we head through the week.”
He says the heavier showers and thunderstorms are most likely across western and central part of the North Island on Tuesday.
More persistent rain across eastern parts of the South island will slowly ease as the low starts to track away from the country on Wednesday.
Daniel says a cooler southerly will slide over the south of the South Island behind the low as it moves away from the east of the country.
This southerly could linger, keeping showers along the east coast into Thursday.
Daniel says a large high in the Tasman Sea will begin to move onto the west coast by the middle of the week.
He says this will help bring some fine and dry weather by the end of the week.