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A cold start and end to this week (+Temp Map)

It’s colder today across much of the country with the South Island interior the coldest – some places remain in the low single digits as we approach 11am.

Northern New Zealand has also noticed the colder change and while still fairly mild with temperatures already in the mid-teens in many places the air is much cooler than the previous sub-tropical airflows of recent weeks.

Tonight will be another cold night, perhaps colder for some northerners as high pressure increases and winds ease there too.

Frosts are possible tonight mainly through inland areas of both islands in the usual more frost-prone areas. Heavy frosts are not forecast at this stage.

By Wednesday many places will be warm as westerlies kick back in ahead of the next cold snap. Places in the east may climb back into the low 20s for a short time – before being blasted by the southerly.

Over this Thursday and Friday what appears to be a larger cold blast will move in nationwide. Again it’s short lived with a high coming in behind it but this may produce heavier frosts afterwards and also deliver snow into the North Island ranges.

There may be yet a third cold southerly again next week too. It seems Autumn has finally woken up.


Temperatures (below) as of 10:40am / courtesy Wunderground




Rotorua_smell on 1/05/2017 12:33am

Good grief, you guys made a great move distancing yourselves from the NZherald. What a load of nonsense…

You guys are way too good for this editorial tripe.

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