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Coldest morning of 2021 so far as South Island drops to -7C

It’s a frosty, cold, start to the South Island today with -7C being recorded in some locations.

Here are some of the temperatures as of 6am, as reported by our friends at Mackenzie Weather. They describe these temperatures as “staggering for April”.

6am Temps:

  • Twizel as at 6am is on -7 degrees! Staggering for April, these temperatures are more associated with June, July and August!
  • Mount Cook: -4
  • Lake Tekapo: -5
  • Burke’s Pass: -5
  • Fairlie: -4

Incredibly, at 7:40am, Fairlie was even colder at -6C.

You view the current WeatherWatch Observations page here – NZ’s largest community network of temperatures.



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