Yesterday we heard fires had been lit, heatpumps had been switched on and extra blankets put on beds in the south and tonight they could come in useful again but perhaps for parts of the North Island as well.
The mercury is certainly set to dip for most areas under clear skies tonight and almost everywhere in the country last night dipped down to single figures.
This appears to be the last night of the lowest temperatures this week as slightly milder conditions are set for tomorrow night and the weekend as the anticyclone drifts eastwards and drags in temperatures a couple of notches higher.
“It is certainly cool for February and has a hint of Autumn about it” says Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan.
“Comparing it to a few days ago we’re almost worlds apart as the humidity across the north and heat elsewhere has disappeared. The warmth is going to return though and the cool nights have made sleeping easier but it takes a bit of getting used to” he says.
Eastern areas from Canterbury northwards woke to mostly cloudy skies this morning with a shower or two about but conditions in most parts did improve.
The rest of the country saw ample sunshine and tomorrow appears to be a repeat performance as does Friday.