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Colder today – but colder tomorrow

A southerly will today spread up the country bringing a drop in temperatures following 4 mostly warm days.

The northern half of the North Island will see temperatures falling from the late teens and early 20s to around 16 or 17.

12 to 14 degrees will be common from Taupo to Wellington with the east coast bucking the trend with 18 expected in Napier, Hastings and Gisborne thanks to a warmer, dry, westerly.

In the South Island the cold southerly will certainly be noticeable with just 7 or 8 degrees expected in Southland while barely double digits are expected in Otago and Canterbury.

The West Coast, Nelson and Blenheim should make it into the mid teens.

A few showers are expected across the country, some are likely to be heavy with hail in the South Island and heavy and squally across the lower North Island.

The driest regions should be Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and Bay of Plenty.

Tomorrow colder weather is expected across the entire country with most places between 8 and 13 degrees with Auckland and Whangarei reaching 15 and 17 respectively.

What’s it like where you are?

Post a comment below and give us the weather conditions outside your window!


Glenn on 20/05/2009 9:37am

Snowing in mamaku Wednesday evening.

Diana on 18/05/2009 11:18pm

Windy at times, cold, wet and miserable in Palmerston north. Occasional fine spell lasts about 15 mins then back to the cold stuff. Roads are greasy, so take care driving in these conditions.

Lawrence on 18/05/2009 9:22pm

Very wet in Invercargill overnight and into this morning, 23mm since midnight, Currently Raining 3.9c but wind still light coming from NW.

pete on 18/05/2009 8:38pm

some showers now moving in 6,8 deg calm

Guest on 18/05/2009 8:14pm

5.4 Degrees, 84% Humidity, 995.2hpa The storm warning on my weather station is flashing so it must have dropped more than 3-4hpa in an hour since midnight.

Patchy High cloud almost looks w/nw.

pete on 18/05/2009 8:13pm

currentlly 5 deg calm partly cloudy, no rain

SW on 18/05/2009 6:15pm

Wind now WSW gutter soon to fill up with pine needles and leaves still,not overly cold yet on 12 or 13c,Raining too.

Guest on 19/05/2009 7:18am

thunder and hail

Bit of lightning in Riccarton, Christchurch

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