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Cold air rolls northward

Cold air is rolling up the country as predicted by earlier in the week.

The much colder air has seen some areas 18 degrees cooler today than they were on Monday or Tuesday.

Much of the South Island is shivering with the southerlies now reaching as far north as Kaikoura and they’re heading north.

It’s currently just 9 degrees in Dunedin and Queenstown and only 8 in Wanaka. 

Christchurch and Timaru have just 10 degrees while it’s 12 in Kaikoura.   Tomorrow will see similar temperatures over the South Island and spreading into the North Island.

Currently the North Island is considerably warmer as the northerly flow continues, now in it’s fifth day.  Napier, Hastings and Gisborne are all on 23 with 22s and 21s in Northland and Bay of Plenty and 20 in Taranaki, Wanganui and Manawatu.

Several fronts will continue to move across New Zealand over the next 48 hours however the worst of the severe weather is now behind us with a calm weekend on the way.


SW on 29/04/2009 4:14am

The weather here has been pretty good the last week,been nice and mild Hopefully it will just go westerly rather than SW for a few days then replace by south easterlies,none of the boring usual in Auckland on the backend of a low.

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