Queen's Birthday weekend will see the recent torrent of heavy showers and blustery winds come to an end in most regions -- but cool temperatures across the country could prove problematic for New Zealand roads.
While most Kiwis will be pleased to see a reprieve in the rainy weather, the lack of cloud cover at night means some cold nights can be expected nationwide.
And MetService meteorologist Lisa Murray says frosty patches and possibly snow on the country's roads means motorists need to be cautious driving to and from their holiday destinations.
"Although there are no big dumps of snow this weekend, some of the higher roads already have snow accumulations on them," she says.
"Take extra care if you're on the road late at night or early in the morning, as these are the times when conditions will be worse."
Ms Murray says the combination of high pressure and clear skies will result in frosts and cold temperatures at night -- particularly in the South Island and the North Island's central plateau.
"Check the forecast before you head off on a journey and be prepared, especially if you are going to higher passes such as Arthur's Pass or Porter's Pass, where we've had the most snow," she said.
"Carry snow chains and be prepared to stay warm -- in case you break down -- until help arrives."
Off the roads, though, it's a different story; Ms Murray says once people arrive at their weekend holiday spots they can expect to be out and about, with little threat of wild weather on the horizon.
"We've had a lot of storms from the southwest lately but this weekend we have a brief reprieve coming as the high pressure system moves on to New Zealand."