Southwesterlies lies over the country again tonight, becoming cold in inland areas once winds drop out this evening. A few showers affecting some coastal regions, for more details check out the forecasts below.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council is assuring residents that the brown sludge that's washed up on some beaches is nothing to worry about.
The brown sludge or foam is a natural occurrence of surf algae.
The sludge is not associated with the discharge of dairy farm effluent.
Last month was the hottest ever June worldwide, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in the US, which tracks climate data over ocean and land - and records date back to the 1880s.
It followed the hottest May ever.
If you think July has been much colder than June - you'd be right. Temperatures in July have mostly reset to normal after a record breaking warm June. Last month's warmth was due to frequent northerlies, pulling down mild, humid, air over New Zealand.
A gentle southwesterly airflow lies over New Zealand today, most places are dry and sunny although later in the evening a southwest change moves onto the lower South Island bringing a few showers. Showers also affect Auckland, Northland and possibly the Waikato.
A gentle southwest flow will drop out in many inland areas tonight, combined with clear skies this means frosty conditions. The odd shower affects the lower South Island and western North Island Auckland northwards overnight. Showers about the east coast of the North Island mostly clearing away this evening.
The colder southerly flow continues this week but as we head into the weekend an incoming high pressure system will calm things down.
The high rolls in on Sunday for the South Island then the North Island later in the day and into Monday.
The country is shivering in the wake of a cold spell early this week - but there may be good news on the weekend, with a large high pressure system moving in from the Tasman.