6 to 10.6 degree frosts (10.6 at Invercargill) are being felt across the South Island this morning as winter keeps an icy grip on the Island this week. Currently -6 at Dunedin Airport, Lumsden -5 and -4 in both Christchurch and Timaru.
South Island weather analyst Richard Green says care is required on the roads this morning but the sun should thaw out most tricky spots by late morning
Green says on the skiing front, Temple Basin is the first skifield to close in the Canterbury region this winter due to a lack of snow. Mount Olympus and Fox Peak have yet to open for the season.
There were also a string of negative ones across New Zealand this morning from the Central Plateau, inland Hawke’s Bay, Kapiti Coast, Hutt Valley and Marlborough.
WEATHER NEWS HEADLINES:
– A low forms in the Tasman, winds building across northern NZ with gusts to 100km/h in the far north.