A wintry Monday morning is greeting much of the country as a southerly stirs up a mass of very cold air, with rain and snow still affecting parts of New Zealand, particularly the North Island.
A rapid improvement isn’t expected but the sun will shine in many western areas and the far south today, although temperatures will be well down on the October average.
Warmest ( Only 2 locations in double figures)
Cape Reinga 10
Hicks Bay 10
North and east of the North Island from Hastings to Auckland
Wellington Gusty southerly up to 70kph
New Plymouth Southerly touching 80 kph at times
Hawera Southerly peaking in excess of 75 kph