26 Dec 2011

Sunny Christmas, but a wet New Year

3:03 pm on 26 December 2011

Blue skies and sunshine are continuing, but the country could be in for a wet New Year's Eve.

MetService says some places in the South Island are expecting temperatures as high as 30 degrees.

But forecaster Oliver Druce says conditions will start to deteriorate by the middle of the week.

He says a lot of rain is expected in the North Island and northern parts of the South Island from Thursday through to Saturday.