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Mainland has frosty start

Temperatures across the South Island are very chilly generally this morning with a number of thermometers around the freezing mark or just dipping below zero.

Parts of Canterbury, Otago and Southland are seeing the heaviest frosts and there’s a warning to watch out for icy patches especially on inland roads.

Temperatures are expected to climb later this morning as the sun shines for another day but the coldest temperatures  are expected just after sunrise which is around 8ish.
There is a question mark however just how much sun will shine for some southern folk today as cloud is expected to slowly creep in from the north.

As the low continues to approach the country and take hold of the far north today, these temperatures are likely to rise in the south over the next 24 to 36 hours before a cold southerly late tomorrow sees showers and snow levels falling. 


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