On Wednesday we have a high centred out to the east of New Zealand, while around it a northeasterly airflow flows over the North and South Islands.
This leads to a largely settled day, while some eastern and northeastern locations (still getting quite warm in the afternoon) may not be as hot as some inland areas, due to east northeasterly breezes.
Some of the country is looking forward to another long weekend this coming Friday, as Waitangi Day approaches - with some weather surprises up its sleeve.
We have a large system of wet weather heading towards the country, though most of the really serious stuff should fall out to sea.
Above-average temperatures are set to linger for the upper half of the North Island and many other regions over the next three months, as a strong El Nino keeps its grip on the country's climate.
But farmers have breathed a sigh of relief that the ocean-driven system has so far spared the country the horror drought that was feared heading into summer.
Tuesday is heating up, as a few regions look like breaking into the high 20s, temperature-wise.
There's also the risk of a few late afternoon or evening isolated showers for inland parts of both islands, but they aren't looking too serious.
On Tuesday a have high pressure system covers almost all of New Zealand, meaning mainly sunny weather again.
In saying this, there will be some cloud about in the morning for a few inland hills and ranges from afternoon onwards, with the chance of a late isolated shower.
Severe weather fronts are lashing several regions of Australia, with a man dying after being swept away by floodwaters in Queensland and a "mini-tornado" destroying several homes in New South Wales.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said a unique set of weather patterns were responsible for the nation-wide wet weather event, not expected to be repeated anytime soon.
Not too many weather risks around the country in what should be a relativey settled, calm sort of day in most of New Zealand.
Temperatures in places may get up into the mid and perhaps late 20s for some though - particularly in Marlborough, the western North Island, and on the West Coast.
We've seen plenty of action in the North Island today - with thunderstorms, rain and really impressive cloud formations capturing our Auckland readers' attention in the afternoon.
Check out some of our favourite posts from our Facebook page this afternoon, below, and stay in touch - keep sending us pictures and updates!
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