The recent lull of calm sunny days following last week’s polar blast is not set to last, with MetService forecasting another severe bout of weather to end the week.
MetService meteorologist Angus Hines has advised to "make the most of Tuesday and Wednesday" because as of Wednesday night all the densely populated areas of New Zealand will get some rain.
"It's not only rain that will be grabbing the headlines," Mr Hines said.
"Gale force winds are forecast to affect a lot of the North Island. Thursday is likely to lower temperatures and bring further snow to some inland areas."
Any predicted snow is not expected to be as extensive as last week, but it could still significantly impact transport around the South Island, MetService reports.