Warnings are in force for areas set to bear the brunt of the weather.
Thirty-four locations had near-record or record high maximum temperatures.
Unsettled conditions are on the horizon.
MetService says we're in for a cool dry week thanks to a ridge rolling over the country.
"While there will be frosts and cold snaps, they are unlikely to define the next three months."
"These temperatures are more associated with June, July, and August."
That and some incredibly bad luck was behind the September mishap.
It's set to be a chilly few days across the country.
Thousands of Kiwis are expected to attend services around the country on Sunday.