Peak winter means big frosts for the South Island with overnight lows tonight dipping down towards -10C through inland highland parts of the South Island.
It’s a cold morning this morning with a number of South Island areas between -3C and -6C … as we approach late morning (10am)!
While most main centres will be “warmer” than -10C tonight, they are still looking very cold. (The -10C will be near places like Tekapo and Twizel and Arthur’s Pass).
Overnight minimum air temperature range for the next two nights:
- Tekapo Around -6 to -8C
- Twizel -4C
- Arthur’s Pass -6 or -7C
- Alexandra -2 to -4C
- Queenstown -3 to -4C
- Arrowtown -4C
- Northern Southland: 0 to -2C
- Ashburton -1 to -3C
- Darfield: -3C
- Wanaka: -2C
Milder weather kicks in by Wednesday night/Thursday morning and even more so by Friday morning as windy northerlies kick in.
Don’t forget the NZ Frost Forecaster has you covered!
Check to see if you’re in the Frost Risk Zone by going to www.RuralWeather.co.nz and clicking/tapping on the FROST Tab at the top of the page.
Don’t forget our Below Zero temperature maps!
Which can be found here at WeatherWatch.