Spring is all about chaotic weather patterns and fluctuating temperatures and this week is a classic spring set up.
The South Island is today both warmer than average and cooler than average, depending on which side of the main divide you are on. The West Coast is warmer than normal today while the eastern side is not.
In the North Island the colder than usual weather is in both the very south and the very north with normal temperatures for most regions in between (even if it does feel cold, it’s normal for late October). The only part of the North Island looking warmer than normal today is around Northern Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne which could climb over 20 degrees today. As of 10:30am it was already up to 18.
Regions that are colder than average today are likely to be mild again by Wednesday, before Thursday’s cool down.
Friday and Saturday look milder than normal in many places with gale force westerlies kicking in on Saturday, possibly reaching severe gale and bumping temperatures up even further in the east of both islands. Sunday will be colder for some though, especially in the southern half of the South Island.