This time last week much of the country was warm to very warm and some of us were not enjoying the sultry nights but what a difference a week can make.
The highest temperature in the land today was up in the Bay of Islands with 25 degrees closely followed by Whakatane on 24.
A very cool start saw temperatures near zero over the far south earlier this morning and tonight it seems much more of the country is in for a cool to cold night.
An anticyclone is set to be with us for 2-3 days and although the sunshine is back the cooler days and nights certainly makes it appear more like a normal Autumn.
The mercury is expected to climb though as we get through to Friday and Saturday as the high pressure slowly slips away to the east. Shallow fog could also appear in amongst some heavy dews or even light frosts.
An incoming frontal system should mainly affect the west and southern part of the country towards the end of the weekend.
Homepage image of an impressive sunset across Dunedin