– Frosts possible in sheltered places Nationwide.
– Coldest night so far this year for Auckland.
It’s finally going to be cold tonight – with temperatures falling over the country under clear skies and little to no wind.
Head Weather Analyst for TRN, Philip Duncan, says it’ll be the coldest night of the year so far for Aucklanders. “With very little wind and clear skies temperatures across the city will drop to around 6 degrees – even colder in sheltered inland suburbs”.
Further south and light frosts are possible across southern Waikato, Central Plateau, Southern Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and inland Nelson. “They won’t be big frosts but it will be the coldest night so far for some people – especially those in northern regions who have enjoyed an extremely mild May so far”.
Sunny weather should dominate our weather this week also, with daytime highs still making it into the late teens. “Because we haven’t had a cold blast yet the air around New Zealand is still very mild, so daytime highs will still be pretty good this week…certainly nothing to complain about!”.
Queen’s Birthday Weekend looks set to be a mix of showers, sun and cloud at this stage. The Weather Watch Centre will be releasing a long range forecast on Wednesday morning along with travel advisories for Driving, Flying and Cook Strait Ferries.
“Weather you’re interested”
Notice the wind on Sunday? They were created by a deep low south of the Chatham Islands.
Dunedin – winds gusting to 100km/h Sunday morning
Napier – those warm westerlies lifted the temperature into the lower 20’s.
Auckland – winds gusted to 115km/h on the Manukau Heads, 70km/h in the city and 120km/h in the harbour.