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Cold start across the nation


No matter where you are in New Zealand today the weather will start off cold, thanks to mostly clear skies brought in by an Anticyclone and a fading southerly.

The high, which is today centred over the country, has locked in the cooler weather brought up by the southerly during Sunday and Monday.

Coldest temperatures as of 7:30am…


  • +3: Hawera, Dunedin, Hokitika, Lumsden
  • +2: Gisborne, Palmerston North, Levin, Westport, Haast, Milford
  • +1: Auckland, Hamilton, Whitianga, Paeroa, Whakatane, Rotorua, Paraparaumu, Lower Hutt.
  •  0:  Napier, Nelson, Blenheim, Timaru
  • -1:  Hastings, Christchurch
  • -2:  Taupo Wanaka, Queenstown
  • -3:  Waiouru

Frosty conditions are forecast in sheltered places this morning from Southland to sheltered parts around Auckland says, but it will be short lived. 

The next low – a large one coming from eastern Australia – is due to bring in cloud cover and northerlies to Southland and the West Coast by tonight. 

Tomorrow those warmer winds will shift northwards becoming gusty around central and eastern areas will rain moves up the South Island’s west coast, to reach the North Island on Friday.

Milder weather is expected for most regions from Thursday until at least Monday says WeatherWatch.


sw on 10/08/2010 6:10pm

Well an improvement on the last anticyclone we got one full fine day out of it before the cloud and impending showers return in Auckland.

RW on 10/08/2010 10:53pm

Auckland has had far more sunshine so far this year than either Wellington or Christchurch, an unusual situation. In light of that, you get limited sympathy.

WW Forecast Team on 10/08/2010 11:24pm

Haha!  Fair enough


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