Auckland has broken a new record today for the most rain days in a single month - 29 days in August to be exact.
And it doesn't stop there - tomorrow is also likely to bring patches of light showers meaning the new record will likely reach 30 rain days by the time the month is over.
MetService confirmed the miserable milestone to the Herald this morning.
MetService meteorologist Philippa Murdoch said the light showers spraying the city this morning meant the record for the most rain days in a single month was officially broken.
"As far as our records go, 29 days of rain in one month is a new record," Murdoch said.
It also means Auckland has now had two record months in a row after there was also 28 days of rain in July - a feat of Mother Nature that broke an earlier record dating back 10 years.
That previous rainiest month had been in August 2010 with 27 rain days.
Niwa figures showed, up until Sunday, Auckland had received 182mm of rain for the month – that's 165 per cent of normal – while the mean daily temperature had been running at a slightly-above-average 12.1C.
Auckland's rainy month had eclipsed that of other centres, such as Wellington (90mm so far), Christchurch (37mm), Hamilton (124mm) and Tauranga (124mm).
Luckily, it's not all miserable as spring weather is due to kick in just in time for Father's Day on Sunday, with fine spells spread across the country.
Murdoch said most of the country was in luck for some warmer weather this weekend particularly on the east coast of the North Island and upper South Island.
"Temperatures are expected to mid teens for most of the country and high teens for much of the east coast," Murdoch said.
Antarctic door ajar
Niwa meteorologist Ben Noll said as the Southern Hemisphere sudden stratospheric warming continues next week, a highly amplified pattern will develop near New Zealand.
"The Antarctic door was still set to be ajar during mid-September," Noll said in a tweet this morning.
A sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) event kicks off when the temperature of the stratosphere – that's 30km to 50km above ground – over the South Pole climbs by more than 25C. Meteorologists expected it was likely to happen next week.
For New Zealand, it's extremely rare. There have been only two in New Zealand in recorded times, or since the late 1950s - one in September 2002 and the other in September 2010.
High 16C, low 9C. Cloudy periods and isolated showers, then some evening rain. Northwesterly breezes changing southwest at night.
Whangārei: High 18C, low 10C. Fine, then evening cloud. Northwesterly breezes.
Hamilton: High 15C, low 4C. Cloudy periods and chance shower, then rain from late afternoon, clearing at night. Northwesterly breezes.
Tauranga: High 17C, low 7C. Fine, then rain from late afternoon. Southwesterly breezes.
Napier: High 18C, low 4C. Fine, then cloud increasing afternoon and few spots of rain possible. Light winds.
New Plymouth: High 15C, low 5C. Cloudy periods, and a few showers clearing in the evening. Winds turning southwesterly.
Wellington: High 13C, low 6C. Fine. Light winds.
Nelson: High 15C, low 4C. Fine. Southwesterlies tending northerly for a time afternoon.
Christchurch: High 14C, low 1C. Fine. Light winds.
Dunedin: High 13C, 7C. Partly cloudy. Southwesterlies.
Invercargill: High 10C, 6C. A few showers. Brisk westerlies.