Attractive Long legged Huntsman Spider found by Lesley

Lesley sent this photo of a very attractively patterned huntsman spider. It’s very large-size prompted her the to stop chatting to me on the phone and take this photograph to share. It does appear to have very long legs with distinctive stripes. Lesley wasn’t getting too close to this beauty so you may need to zoom in on the pic to see the details. At our place we predict rain when we find huntsman spiders on the inside walls . More rain may well be on its way!

Are there many species of huntsmen spiders or does the variation have to do with age , sex or seasonal conditions ?