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Damp north, frosty south

Rain moved in overnight over some parts of northern New Zealand which lifted the temperatures a little but some heavy falls were in the mix too.
Whangarei had some heavy downpours around 4.30am with Auckland and Tauranga also seeing some rain. It’s expected to ease and clear later in the day from most of the affected regions.

Eastern parts of the North Island will feel the southerly again today with passing showers expected to hang around and temperatures below par for early May.

Over the mainland, Lumsden dropped to minus 5 first thing this morning with Invercargill, Dunedin, Timaru and Queenstown also recording some hefty frosts with the thermometer diving below zero.

Temperatures are likely to remain low over much of the South Island despite plenty of sunshine expected. A large pool of cold air remains in the south after a southerly delivered a chilly change midweek.

Tomorrow should see a mainly sunny Sunday across much of the country, however that southerly holds its grip over parts of Hawkes Bay and Gisborne with a few showers to boot.


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