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Freezing cold in the South Island at noon

Conditions remain quite literally freezing cold in parts of the South Island this afternoon reports

As of 12:30pm Queenstown was still at -2 with Lumsden in Southland still at -1.

A number of other centres are feeling the chill too.  It’s just 1 degree in Wanaka and Gore and Invercargill has only climbed to 3 degrees this hour.

Dunedin is a little warmer on 6 while Christchurch has 7.

In contrast Napier, Gisborne and Whangarei have 16 degrees this hour. says that the South Island remains under still and partly cloudy skies due to a large high while the North Island has windier, warmer, weather because of a low.


Sarah B on 29/06/2010 1:47am

Oh dear, I dont miss the cold at all! :o) I was just walking down the road in Maraetai and it was warm enough to take off my coat…. just checked and its reached 19.1¬∞C at: 12:36 today….. nice!!

Matt on 29/06/2010 2:28am

This is why I like winter in the south, the low temperatures, the cool feel in the air!

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