It was a rough night weather-wise at the top of the North Island.
A deluge of rain downed trees and flooded properties.
It also comes just as schools go on holidays.
And while parents plan things to do and places to go, one key question is, what's the weather going to do? Will the snow fall for skiers? Where's the wet weather going to hit, and will the sun be shining at your place?
Metservice meteorologist Georgina Griffiths joined Mark Sainsbury, filling in for Paul Henry.