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24 hours from hot to cold

On Tuesday many parts of the country enjoyed temperatures in the 20s and yet just 24 hours later, parts of the south were struggling to hit double figures.

April is often a changeable month as summer fades and bursts of winter cold start to visit our shores, so yesterday was not a rare event for the time of year.

Snow fell over higher parts of the South Island yesterday, signalling the start of the cooler months and even exciting some skiers that this winter will be a bumper season, however this chilly change doesn’t always indicate what the winter months have in store.

May can see some lovely late autumn days and long dry spells too and sometimes June can continue that trend.
The coldest months tend to be July and August where temperatures don’t tend to vary as greatly as the sun is weak, therefore the warmth is minimal.

Closer to home and today is certainly going to have that chill in the air with the southerly doing its thing.
Temperatures will generally ‘ feel ‘ much colder than the actual readings, so it could be a good idea to carry a jacket and have an umbrella handy in some eastern areas, if you’re to venture outdoors.


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