Bitterly cold, waiting for the rain and snow to hit Mt Te Aroha Sunday afternoon. Photo / Craig Thomson
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Cold air is today continuing to surge over the country keeping temperatures well down. In particular the wind chill is especially harsh with many places only a few degrees above zero.
The air temperature is between 9 and 11 for many North Island centres as of this afternoon however the wind chill, or ‘feels like’ temperature is closer to 5. Those who are in sheltered areas out of the wind will be the only places more in line with the actual air temperature.
In the South Island a slight chance from southerlies to more westerly winds means temperatures don’t have the Antarctic chill they had yesterday. It’s still a pretty cold day however a number of places are now between 10 and 12 degrees, except central Otago which ranges from 5 to 8 degrees.
Image / Dusting of snow on the foothills surrounding the Heretaunga Plains. Taken from 15kms West of Hastings – John Newton.
And don’t expect things to warm up quickly. A large high is moving in from the Tasman Sea to “lock in” the cold stuff. WeatherWatch.co.nz is predicting a frosty week this week with severe frosts inland.
on 1/06/2009 4:15am
Here on the Shore it still hasen’t climbed over 10c yet… Its been stuck on 9.9c for last three hours…..
Cold night here so will enjoy that…..
on 1/06/2009 12:02am
Well at midday its 8.7c on the Shore. we will hit 10c but that maybe the high…. Will let you know hour by hour. Tonight will be freezing…. Cant wait…..
on 1/06/2009 12:58am
At 1pm its 9.6c……
on 31/05/2009 11:23pm
Some comp models online suggest another short burst of cold friday/saturday do you have an early opinion on this?
on 31/05/2009 11:34pm
We do see some evidence of a burst of cold air across southern and south eastern New Zealand on Friday. Nothing significant at this stage and our confidence levels would be rated as "low".
Thanks for the question,
on 31/05/2009 10:52pm
At 10.50am this morning its 8c on Aucklands North Shore…. Will struggle to reach 11c today but we will see how day goes….