You want summer? You get summer!
Santa is set to gift most of the country with the one thing that we’ve all been hoping for – glorious sunshine and ‘typical’ summer conditions.
But the Christmas Grinch might also appear later in the day, with isolated showers for some parts in the afternoon.
Christmas Day brings mostly fine conditions for the North Island – including the Auckland, Northland and Waikato regions – with a few isolated showers possible, mainly inland.
Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne, and the Wairarapa may see some scattered showers in the afternoon but these will pass in the evening.
A mix of fine spells and afternoon and early evening showers are expected for the South Island, especially inland.
Marlborough, inland Otago and Southland may see scattered showers with a chance of them becoming heavy and thundery in the afternoon, especially for the Otago region.
Everywhere in the country is set to creep above 20C during the day.