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Chilly start, sunny day

There’s definitely a hint of Autumn in the air after a chilly start across the country this morning.  Waikato and Southland were two of the coldest spots with temperatures in the single digits.

Most places are warming up under mostly sunny skies however signs of the approaching rain are now appearing.

High cloud is spreading down from the north and west pulled in by the jetstream and a low pressure system out in the Tasman. 

The high cloud is likely to thicken today but most places should enjoy a relatively hot, sunny afternoon with temperatures in the low to mid 20s.

Tomorrow or Saturday temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 20s across northern New Zealand as the sub-tropical low develops.

Overnight lows are also likely to return to the late teens/early 20s on Friday and Saturday nights as the tropical air moves in…but it will be short lived.  A southerly next week will see temperatures dropping again, especially overnight.

How cold was it at your place this morning?  Post your overnight low below!


JohnGaul on 26/02/2009 5:11am

It was 11.1C overnight, in West Melton,much warmer than in previous days.


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