Last year we experienced something of a mixed bag of a spring - with unsettled weather coming in from the Tasman, made up of a mixture of fronts and highs - and if that sounds familiar, it's because we've had much of the same in 2014!
A short week but a busy one - as the long weekend came to a rather soggy conclusion, there were warnings for drivers heading home after a brief holiday, as conditions were dangerous in many parts of the country on Monday
A northwesterly airflow starts to strengthen over the country today, most regions see some good weather although winds to build for some and the West Coast of the South Island is cloudy with rain gradually spreading north during the day.
The northwesterly airflow that's been dominating the country's weather will stick around tomorrow, and strengthen across much of both islands.
The latest weather bureau forecast confirms the trend for a dry and warm summer in eastern and northern Australia.
The seasonal outlook says most of Queensland, in particular, has less than a one-third chance of exceeding normal rainfall from November to January.
A brief southerly change is sparking a series of spring thunderstorms this afternoon across Canterbury and parts of coastal Otago with reports of thunder in Dunedin, Oamaru, Timaru and now Christchurch.
A major thunderstorm with hail and torrential rain narrowly missed Christchurch central around 2:30pm, crossing over the Port Hills and just a few kms south east of the city centre.
Halloween may be considered more of a northern hemisphere tradition but here in New Zealand it seems to be growing in popularity.
As always we've developed a frightening forecast for you to help plan your night of trick or treating!
Hopefully the forecast isn't too scary for you...
The thick, fiery stream of lava oozing over eastern Hawaii is about to cross Pahoa's main street and could soon envelop over a dozen homes.
As the fire danger increases, 80 members of the Hawaii National Guard will start patrolling road blocks Thursday.
A quieter overall outlook for the South Island today, as a fairly weak northwesterly airflow sits over the southern half of the country.
Starting at the top, Nelson and Marlborough are looking pretty clear, though there's the chance of a shower for Nelson early on, with any gusty winds easing in the afternoon.
A west to southwest airflow lies over the country today, strong about some North Island regions especially in the west. Most places see showers for a time although the east coast of the North Island remains mainly dry for the majority of the day.