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Another round of frosts on the way

We have a high centred in the Tasman Sea, spreading a ridge over the South Island - meaning mainly settled and sunny conditions.

Once again, severe morning frosts are possible mainly in inland areas.

It's looking frosty again at night inland, but not as bad as Monday night.


Weather Video - Wednesday morning looks frosty - weekend looks windy

A very cold start for many places around the country - parts of Canterbury registering near record lows early this morning - looks set to continue on Wednesday.

A high is sticking around over much of the South Island and the western side of the North Island, meaning it is likely to be another frosty start on Wednesday.


Tuesday's Weather Video - A cold start continues

A very cold start for many places around the country - parts of Canterbury registering near record lows early this morning - looks set to continue on Wednesday.

A high is sticking around over much of the South Island and the western side of the North Island, meaning it is likely to be another frosty start on Wednesday.


UPDATED PICTURES (35pics) - Your photos from around the country

We've been sent a number of fantastic weather and climate photos in the past couple of days, showing off our beautiful country in midwinter.

We wanted to put some of our favourites on show here on WeatherWatch.co.nz, so enjoy the following - and remember to keep sending them in, we love getting your pictures and posts!


Frost and snow again - #WeatherRisks on Tuesday

It's a freezing and frosty start for much of the country this morning - with most inland South Island areas sitting well below zero degrees before sunrise, and still very cold as we publish.

As of 6:35am, people in the following areas are waking to very cool and frosty conditions:


Severe frost risk tonight plus more snow on the way Tuesday?

It's a differing situation between north and south on Tuesday - with two different weather systems influencing conditions in both islands.


Monday's Weather Video - Severe frosts coming

Snow and rain both ease today across New Zealand with the week ahead looking much drier for both islands – in saying that, it will also be much colder.

A southerly change moving north over Monday and Tuesday will bring widespread South Island frosts, potentially below -10 through the interior.


Cold snap - Monday's #WeatherRisks

Monday is the shortest day of the year, and it's looking to be a cold one - as we are set to receive a shot of cold antarctic air from the polar region of the planet.


PHOTOS: Parts of the South Island blanketed in snow again

Parts of the South Island have again received a dumping of snow this week, while areas further north have been dealing with heavy rain and flooding.


NEW POLL: Have you been affected by severe weather this year?

6 months in this year and we've already had our fair share of rough weather - with drought, gales, floods and thunderstorms - not to mention the recent snowfall in both islands!

We wanted to get an idea of how many of our readers have been hit or affected by severe weather so far, given how widespread and common it has been this year.