Cold tap, hot tap -- Cold again tonight, but sub-tropical warmth tomorrow night (+2 Maps)


This morning was the coldest morning of 2019 and while tonight looks frosty for some again Thursday night looks much milder thanks to the sub-tropics.

Currently high pressure with clear skies covers New Zealand and following the southerly at the start of this week it's helping 'lock in' that cold air, which is why we saw frosts as far north as Auckland this morning.

Overnight tonight/Thursday morning will be cold too with frosts once again in similar places - although perhaps not quite as brutal for some with a touch of high cloud or a slight breeze developing.  Still tonight looks colder than average in 85% of the country but it is a tad 'warmer' than last night was.

However what a difference 24 little hours make. By Thursday night sub-tropical winds will lift the overnight lows, some by as much as 10 degrees. For example, Hamilton has lows around freezing but tomorrow night it's around 11 degrees.

Friday is milder for most - but the weekend and into next week will gradually become colder and more wintry in many parts of New Zealand, even if you have sunny skies.

- WeatherWatch.co.nz 


Comments

weather patterns

the weathers not normal at present hence why the south islands wetter than the north there shouldn't be all those southern fronts the weather varies and you can get some northlies in winter but not this year much

weather patterns

whats the worst thing you can get weather wise....half pie rain and frosts that's just plain nasty

Rain,Wind,Cloud,Gales and Cold is the worst.

Rain,Wind,Cloud,Gales and Cold is the worst.

rain

no that with out rain nothing worse than a winter drought nothing grows