Overnight lows did not reach your typical mid-winter levels last night right across New Zealand thanks to a warm northerly flow and the warm nights will remain for a number of days yet – for the North Island at least.
At midnight most regions remained in double figures with 13 in Whangarei, Auckland, New Plymouth, Paeroa and Christchurch and 12 in Wellington and Kaikoura. 11 degrees was also recorded in a number of other centres from Invercargil to Waikato.
Warm winds from the northerly quarter were the reason why, ahead of an approaching stormy front.
For the next few nights the North Island will remain under the warm northerly flow with lows in Auckland and other northern centres unlikely to dip below 12 degrees.
In Northland and the Far North overnight lows for the next couple of nights are unlikely to drop below the teens.
Homepage image: Harauki dawn / Gwyn Williams