That freeze blast last week -- it got refueled with another round of arctic air.
And it's creeping toward the Northeast and down to the Deep South, northern Texas, and the desert Southwest, the National Weather Service says.
Tuesday is looking like a chance for most of the country to catch its breath after a hectic week in our weather - though there will still be a need to brace yourself in some areas.
An unsettled spring week is on the way this week with more wind, rain and showers - but nothing like the stormy weather of last week or the weekend.
Generally the storms are now tracking further south of NZ - but over the next couple of weeks they will continue to clip NZ keeping the spring weather pattern alive for the rest of this month.
Climate change emerged as the big issue of the G20 meeting in Brisbane over the weekend.
The Government is following Barack Obama’s lead with a contribution of $3 million to the global effort.
John Key says the time is right for leaders to tackle the issue.
Looking at the satellite images at the moment, you can clearly see the major influence in our weather for the start of a new week - a big low pressure system sitting off the coast of the North Island.
Power outages and severe weather have meant a change of weekend plans for many parts of the country.
Less than a month after Auckland's blackout, some eastern suburbs have been without power yet again.
18,000 homes were left without power last night.
After a bit of a technical hitch last week, we managed to get our new poll up and running - asking about spring allergies.
Here at WeatherWatch.co.nz, we get lots of correspondence from our readers every year about spore counts, and the prevalence of allergies during the worst times of year.
Another blast of gales is moving back in to central New Zealand for Saturday with rain moving into the North Island and falling apart and becoming patchy as it does so.
On Sunday winds start to ease and sunnier spells move in. But we’re stuck in an unsettled (changeable) weather pattern for the next week ahead too.