Poll Results: Most NZers want a cooler February and a cooler start to February you shall have!


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The results of our latest poll, which kicked off at the end of January, shows the majority want February to be cooler than January was - and February 2nd kicked off snow on the South Island ranges around Queenstown and Wanaka!

Temperatures are well down this week on the previous week. Highs through Central Otago are around 20 degrees lower but will warm back up again later in the week to the mid to possibly late 20s, but still down from the mid to late 30s recently.

Another colder change for parts of the South Island arrives on Sunday night and over Monday and Tuesday before the gradual warming begins.

But we're not finished with summer yet! More heat is coming from the Australian side and the tropics which are now becoming very active. Another tropical low is forecast for New Zealand later this coming week and that may drag down more humidity and warmth for northern New Zealand while the South Island warms up thanks to a large high from Australia.

- WeatherWatch.co.nz Polls