A high arriving over New Zealand from the west will see the weather "feeling like spring" from tomorrow, according to 1 NEWS weather presenter Dan Corbett.
The high's arrival will bump temperatures up into the mid to late teens for much of the country tomorrow, including the bottom of the South Island.
The long range forecast from Weather Watch paints an even rosier picture, with temperatures in Hawke's Bay possibly rising into the 20s over the coming days.
"By Thursday and Friday and into this weekend, Hawke's Bay may be in the low 20s, maybe climb towards the mid-20s should the nor'westers arrive with afternoon sun," Weather Watch says.
Looking ahead, NIWA's Ben Noll appeared on TVNZ1's Breakfast recently to outline what Kiwis can expect this summer.
He said we shouldn't see sustained scorching temperatures like those caused last year by the marine heatwave.
However beachgoers can rejoice as a predicted El Nino means it could be a drier-than-normal summer.