After a small stutter, the summer season is set to resurrect this week with some stunning weather on the way.
School children returning to reality were greeted with a stellar day yesterday after a weekend of wild weather and the pattern of cracking conditions should continue.
MetService meteorologist Emma Blades said a high pressure system over the country will bring plenty of clear skies and warm weather.
Temperatures are set to soar this week, with forecasts of 28C, 27C and 29C for the next three days. Conditions in the Bay will remain calm with gentle northeasterly winds through the region.
"It's going to be a great working week," Ms Blades said.
It's not all good news, however as rain, and plenty of it, was forecast for the weekend.
"It's great news for any late holiday makers, not so much those back at work," Ms Blades said.
Friday may reach 30C but a southeast shift will bring a batch of wet weather to the region. Ms Blades said an area of low pressure in the north-west of the country will be to blame for the rain.
Federated Farmers provincial president Will Foley said the weather was still unsettled and last week was a particularly mixed bag.
"We had very hot weather to heavy rain and then a cold southerly all in one week."
Mr Foley said farmers were well placed with feed levels either with grass growth or crop in response to the rain.
"Farmers are happy they can afford to keep stock for longer to weight gain and hopefully offset some of the fall in beef and lamb schedules currently."
All eyes will be on the Auckland skies tomorrow as the much anticipated Black Caps and Australia series gets under way at Eden Park.
The last two ODIs in New Zealand have been rain affected, however the enigmatic Auckland weather is forecast to be settled. First ball is scheduled for 2pm tomorrow.