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Looks like a dry but cold weekend

It looks as though it’s going to be a dry and cold weekend according to the Weather Watch Centre.

A large high moving in from the Tasman Sea will see severe frosts for those in the south but perhaps not so settled for those in the north.

The high is likely to spread over much of the South Island across the next 24 to 36 hours helping create severe frosts inland and frosty conditions right down to sea level.  

But because the high is centred so far south the North Island may not be so calm.  Those south or south east winds will continue to blow into Wellington, Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne – meaning the ‘feels like’ temperature in those places will probably only max out at 5 degrees or so…not warm at all. 

In Auckland a relatively gentle southerly or south easterly will keep the sunny, dry, weather around – and may be just enough to keep the frosts at bay.  During the day, if you find a sheltered spot in the sun, it’ll be warm.

But calmer weather is expected in Waikato, Central Plateau, Taranaki, Manawatu, Horowhenua and Kapiti where frosty weather will continue.  The frosts will be heavy in sheltered areas, possibly back down to the -5 mark for some traditionally cold places like Tokoroa.

Check back before 8am for the coldest spots across the country.



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