We’re into the last week of February which is officially the last week of summer and it appears that autumn has set in a little early for some regions.
Overnight lows are beginning to reflect this and over the next 2-3 days, this cooler trend looks set to continue. In saying that, there could be a little trouble brewing in the tropics but we’ll keep you posted on that as we approach the weekend.
Today, temperatures don’t look as if they will hit the heady heights of recent days in the north and east of the North Island, with a southerly flick likely to bring some showers from Gisborne to Wellington.
Over the mainland, the same old story of recent days rolls on with cool winds coming in from the south, bringing some moisture to both coasts and also a few sprinkles possible inland.
Whangarei and Auckland appear to be top of the list and expecting highs around the 23 or 24 degree mark but possibly a shower could pepper the 2 cities at some point.
Along the eastern and southern coasts of the mainland, from Christchurch to Invercargill, look as if they might struggle to get into the low to mid teens with chilly overhead conditions and cold southerlies.
Auckland: Any showers should clear, otherwise partly cloudy. Max: 24
Hamilton: One or two showers may pop up initially but dry later. Max: 22
Tauranga: Fine start but the risk of a late shower. Little wind. Max: 23
Wellington: A cool southerly with a few showers. Max: 18
Christchurch: Drizzly showers at times with a nippy southerly. Max: 15
Dunedin: Any showers should clear later with southerlies. Max: 13