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Monday on the mainland

Southerners have woken to a frosty start in parts of the east and north but a windy beginning in the far south, along with a few passing showers.

Nelson and Kaikoura are the exceptions in the north, with a gusty southwesterly and a comparatively mild 8 degrees whereas much of the South Island is closer to zero.

Christchurch is currently frosty and minus 3, Timaru is also similar and in Oamaru the temperature has dropped 8 degrees in the last couple of hours, as the wind has subsided and a frost has got underway.
Out west and Greymouth and Hokitika, along with Westport are all on 4 degrees but Milford Sound is just nudging zero.

Invercargill and Gore are still feeling the effects of the weekend cold snap with a strong westerly, moreso in the southern city. Further inland, conditions have improved with Wanaka dipping below freezing and Queenstown still a little breezy with 3 degrees.


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