A clear, crisp winter's day is in store for Aucklanders after cold temperatures across the country last night.
MetService meteorologist Amy Rossiter said a ridge of high pressure is sitting over the country at the moment.
"There were quite a few places sitting below zero overnight that will be quite frosty this morning."
Sub zero temperatures were felt last night in Lake Pukaki, -6C, Mt Cook, -4C, Christchurch, -3C, and Rotorua, -3C, she said.
Aucklanders today can expect a "reasonably fine" day with easterlies, while showers fall far north of the city.
There was a chance of a few little cloudy periods which would increase over the next couple of days, Rossiter said.
"Those east-north-east winds will strengthen and then a few showers will develop mid-week," she said.
"We have a front coming so those showers will turn to rain about Wednesday."
A heavy downpour is expected across the west coast on Wednesday before a ridge of high pressure affects the country on Thursday.
According to WeatherWatch after a cold start to the day the beginning of a new sub-tropical flow begins bringing a warmer night to the upper North Island and lower South Island.
The forecaster stated that most of the country could expect a dry day today with some cloud.
Daily centre forecast
Cloudy periods, a shower or two. Easterlies. High 17C, low 12C
Fine. Easterlies. 15C, 8C
Fine, but morning frosts and possible fog. Light winds. 14C, 3C
Fine, then evening cloud and chance overnight shower. Light winds. 15C, 7C
Fine, but some morning cloud. Northerlies. 14C, 8C
Fine with morning frosts, and increasing high cloud. Northeasterlies developing morning. 11C, 0C
Fine, increasing high cloud. Winds turning northeast afternoon. High 13C, 5C