The sun will be shining on much of New Zealand come Christmas with the weather set to get better as festivities continue into the day.
While parts of the North Island, including Auckland and the West Coast, will receive a smattering of rain, the weather will improve on Christmas Day, according to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research.
Showers and cloud will stick around in the morning.
No such worries on the South Island though, with locals set to enjoy sunshine with warm temperatures throughout Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day.
The best weather will arrive in New Zealand on Boxing Day, bringing plenty of opportunities for Kiwis to get out and enjoy their Christmas gifts over the weekend.
NIWA’s Christmas Forecasts:
Morning cloud with areas of drizzle or light showers. Afternoon sun developing. Max near 22C.
Christmas Day: Morning cloud with an odd shower or drizzle possible. Afternoon sun developing. Max 23C.
Christmas Day: Slight chance for an odd shower early. Otherwise, increasing sun. Max near 22C.
Christmas Day: Sun and cloud. Max near 20C.
Christmas Day: Blend of sun and cloud. Max near 20C.
Christmas Day: Some morning cloud giving way to afternoon sun. Max near 19C.
Bay of Islands
Christmas Day: Some early cloud gives way to a partly to mostly sunny sky. Max near 22C.
Christmas Day: Some morning cloud giving way to afternoon sun. Max near 21C.
Christmas Day: More sun than cloud. Max near 23C.
Christmas Day: Sun and cloud with an odd shower possible well inland. Max near 22C.
Christmas Day: More sun than cloud. Max near 22C.
Christmas Day: Sun and cloud. Max near 21C.