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.
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on 20/05/2009 9:37am
Snowing in mamaku Wednesday evening.
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.
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.
on 18/05/2009 8:38pm
some showers now moving in 6,8 deg calm
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.
on 18/05/2009 8:13pm
currentlly 5 deg calm partly cloudy, no rain