A cool change is continuing to head north up the South Island this morning, cutting temperatures considerably compared to yesterday reports WeatherWatch.co.nz.
At 10am it was 21 degrees in Kaikoura but just a little further south in Christchurch the temperatures was 13.
Dunedin has 12 degrees, Wanaka 11 and Queenstown and Southland’s Lumsden 10 degrees.
Invercargill has a southerly and 11 degrees.
In the North Island the late summeat heat continues with spectacular blue skies in Auckland with 23 degrees and no wind.
Bay of Plenty, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay are all around the 22 degree mark and climbing while 20s and 21s spread across the western side from Taranaki to Wanganui and Manawatu.
Wellington has a brisk northerly and 20 degrees, while the exposed Castlepoint weather station in Wairarapa is recording a gale nor’wester with gusts over 100km/h.
The cool change will be short lived, with the South Island warming up tomorrow into the mid 20s for many while the southerly change dies out as it runs into high air pressure over the North Island – preserving the warm weather for most North Island regions.
Homepage image – File, low cloud over NZ taken from above