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Another shot of cold air and rain coming

The news must go on despite our assumption that many won’t like this headline.  Yet another cold snap is headed towards the country, arriving in the Deep South on Thursday and crossing the rest of the country on Friday and Saturday.

This second shot in the arm from the Southern Ocean will bring more rain to dry southern regions but also a return to blustery winds and significantly lower temperatures.

For those wanting the summer heat, the good news is that this cold snap is just that – a snap.  It will be short lived. says Southland with receive the wind and rain on Thursday, most likely arriving in the afternoon. says Invercargill’s high on Friday will be just 13 degrees while other inland centres in the South island may struggle to even reach double digits on Friday.

Wellington’s expected high on Friday is only 15 degrees but coupled with a gale southerly says the feels like temperature in the Capital will be just 12 degrees in the wind on Friday at the warmest part of the day.

Other temperatures in the lower North Island will also be around 3 to 5 degrees below average on Friday, while the upper North Island won’t feel the cold until Saturday – and by then the cold front will have weakened significantly as it runs into a departing high bringing showers rather than widespread rain.

Bay of Plenty and the Bay of Islands are all to see the sunniest and driest weather this Friday and Saturday.

Warmer more settled weather will return for Auckland Anniversary weekend with sunnier and warmer weather predicted for most parts of the country on Saturday or Sunday.



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