A triple rainbow has been seen in the skies of Orewa, north of Auckland, following a very unsettled end to June that brought a mix of rain and sun across the country.
A high pressure system is moving up the country bringing light winds, drier skies and sunnier weather - also a few frosts again!
The weather is settled until Sunday when a burst of subtropical rain hits Northland.
Next week sees a very large low coming in from the Tasman Sea.
The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered.
Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
The end of the week sees some pretty gusty winds from the southerly quarter influence our weather - especially in the North Island.
As we head into the weekend, however, conditions start to settle down and even out after the heavy rain and unsettled weather this week.
A strong southerly airflow sits over parts of the North Island, though this should ease during the day - leaving a calmer and more settled start to the weekend for most.
It's looking mostly sunny in the west of the North Island, while some showers stiack around in the east, from Gisborne to Wairarapa.
There's been plenty of rain around the North Island in the last 24 hours, with Auckland, Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and several other regions in the firing line of some really intense falls.
The low pressure system which brought these rains is moving off to our east, but showers will continue to linger for at least the next couple of days.
UPDATE: Nineteen domestic flights have been cancelled and 13 domestic flights have been delayed due to fog in Auckland.
That includes one flight to Wellington, which is running late.
Domestic flights to Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown have not been affected.
As we head into the weekend the weather settles down - though heavy rain and some strong winds stand between now and then.
Saturday looks a lot clearer than the preceding 3 days - so most of the country can expect a calmer outlook.
Dark Blue: Heavy rain at times for the East Coast and southern North Island