Of course, with the nights longer and cooler now, that’s a double-edged sword for some, with a touch of frost possible first thing in the morning for the inner South Island, as temperatures hover around the zero mark.
It’s not looking severely cold, but it will be a chilly start for many.
A front clears the northeastern fringes of the North Island early in the morning, areas around Coromandel, Great Barrier Island, the coastal fringes of Bay Of Plenty and eastern Northland.
While this front may bring the odd heavy fall, conditions take till about midday to clear from East Cape – and slightly earlier for areas further inland.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Photo: Dane Hawker