The promising system hitting Australia towards the end of next week (19th) looks even more promising for NZ. Quite a bit of moisture is beeing drawn down from the north with what looks like a strong cold front that should catch up. There is then another system following on the heals of that with a nice high positioned off southern WA creating a good southerly fetch. Some other maps do not show this as being quite as good so it will be interesting to see what happens. Hopefully NZ will start seeing the effects on the evening of the 20th. This week looks like the week to burn some skis.