How cold will the cold blast be? Here's Saturday's lowest daytime highs (+2 Maps)


We have two big surges of cold air coming for New Zealand over the next several days with the first cold event peaking this Saturday.

Temperatures nationwide will tumble, down 7 to 12 degrees from current daytime highs.

The wind flows do change slightly in the week ahead which affects temperatures slightly, but at this stage the two coldest southerly surges look to spread across New Zealand this coming Friday and Saturday (peaking Saturday) and again next week around Tuesday or Wednesday.

Saturday - At the warmest point...

  • Queenstown 5C
  • Wanaka 5C
  • Alexandra 6C
  • Dunedin 7C
  • Ashburton 8C
  • Kaikoura 8C
  • Christchurch 9C
  • Masterton 9C
  • Taupo 9C
  • Wellington 10C
  • Palmerston North 10C
  • Hokitika 11C
  • Whanganui 11C
  • Palmerston North 11C
  • New Plymouth 11C
  • Hamilton 12C
  • Auckland 13C


12 NOON SATURDAY: Temperatures (with wind overlay)

- WeatherWatch.co.nz