Anticyclonic conditions for much of the country bringing mainly settled weather, expect areas of morning cloud however particularly in the east. A few showers affect Northland for a time and may pop up about the ranges of Hawkes Bay / Gisborne late afternoon or evening.
Updated Monday --- WeatherWatch.co.nz has the very latest forecast for Christmas Day and for a week running the current data continues to suggest most places are in for a Dry day - a forecast that seems to be exclusive to WeatherWatch.co.nz.
Up to $10,000 of taxpayers' money was spent on a rescue in Northland over the weekend for a group of Aucklanders "who were not in real danger", police say.
Sunday saw scorching conditions across Adelaide, in stark contrast to the cool weather during the week.
As the winds turned northerly in the morning, the heat pumped into Adelaide and surrounds.
The mercury shot up suddenly to 30 degrees by 9am.
Heading into the new (Christmas!) week, we are looking fine, calm and settled - though there will be the odd patch of drizzle and some cloud - stay up to date with our forecasts to find out when.
Anticyclonic conditions bring mainly settled weather across the country today, expect plenty of morning cloud however then breaking to sunny areas this afternoon. Easterlies in the east and westerly quarter winds in the west.
The week ahead is looking mainly settled for once, it doesn’t mean it will be perfect sunny days every day. Some regions will still see cloud and there may be the odd shower about too but overall the weather pattern is finally calming down.
This week, we will start to gain something of a first glimpse at 2015's weather - and we wanted to know what our readers wanted to usher in the New Year.
Are you planning something outdoors? Maybe some fireworks? Or do you have a yearly ritual in front of the telly, or maybe with relatives enjoying a quiet contemplative drink?