cooler south easterly moving up New Zealand means a better nights sleep for many tonight. The Radio Networks weatherman Philip Duncan says it will be much more pleasant tonight with lower humidity and lower temperatures. “In Auckland where overnight lows have been as high as 22 degrees lately, tonight it will dip to around 14. Further south and Waikato will around 10 to 12 and even further south inland Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Taupo could drop to single digits”.
In the South Island overnight lows in the main centres are likely to drop to just 7 or 8 degrees.
The pool of cool air was brought up by a weak cold front overnight and brought some showers to some parts of southern and eastern Waikato along with rain in the Coromandel and north western Bay of Plenty.
But although the nights will be cooler for the next few nights, daytime highs won’t be. “Hamilton will reach the late 20’s tomorrow under clear skies”.
Sunny, less humid, weather is forecast for the rest of the week in the north with showers moving into Southland. “We’re still expecting shower activity to kick up a notch later this weekend and into next week for a number of very dry areas right across the country which is great news” says Duncan.