It is one week out from the first day of winter but Napier and Hastings residents can be reassured that the wintry blasts are not quite ready to make things miserable yet.
The mild autumn will remain that way for its last week as high pressure systems continue to arrive from across the Tasman this weekend, and into most of next week.
At this stage, the MetService long-range forecast is showing that the first day of winter next Saturday will be a day of sunshine, light winds, and with an 18C temperature.
That is effectively what had been forecast for Saturday.
Today, apart from some early morning rain, it is looking the same.
The only early wintry glitch is set to arrive next Tuesday as a southerly blows through the Bay, bringing scattered rain, a maximum of 13C, and an overnight low of just 4C.
But then the westerly systems which have dominated the past three months return again from Wednesday, with sunshine and temperatures of 18C for the rest of the week.
The situation will not be as glowing further south however, with temperatures over the next week plunging as low at just 8C in Dannevirke next Tuesday and no higher than 14C for the rest of the week - with rain more prevalent than sunshine.
The mild autumn and arrival of winter is in stark contrast to the arrival of summer next weekend in the UK.
It is expected to be 16C and raining in London on June 1, while rain will also welcome summer to Dublin, where just 15C has been forecast.