Severe gales are again blasting parts of New Zealand but there is some positive news if you’re tired of the wind – a large high looks set to calm things down later this week in the north, then into many other areas this weekend. While gales are likely to return to Wellington later this week they should be well down on the hurricane force winds recorded on Monday in the capital. The South Island will be more exposed to windy weather this week – but mostly sunny and warm if you live in the east.