It’s Auckland’s turn to feel the cold – the main southerly change swept through this morning bringing hail, now this showers are becoming patchy and light but the cold winds have arrived.
Officially the city is just 6 degrees – and it feels like 3 degrees at the airport.
But more exposed parts of Auckland are even colder at higher elevations, in fact this lunch hour some parts of Auckland have a feels like temperature of just 1 degree.
Meanwhile Waikato is shivering this afternoon too after the same southerly change brought a dusting of snow to Mt Pirongia and the tops of the ranges.
Skies will start to clear for some in the north as we go through today, with showers mostly out at sea for northerners.
The coldest part for Auckland will be around now – temperatures will creep back up a little this afternoon as clouds start to thin.
Finally Northland is now feeling the colder change as the southerly sweeps through our northern most region. The Far North is still hovering in the mid teens but further south towards Auckland and there are lots of 7 and 8 degrees this hour.
If you’re cold in the north though, spare a thought for southerners. Currently Banks Peninsula has windchill of -12 and inland some alpine areas at -17 as of 12:30pm.
Additional: We received this comment from “Owen” a short time ago:
“We had sleet this morning around 7:15am little flakes of ice gently floating down onto our deck. Wasn’t hail hardly made a sound. Amazing we are off Mountain Road in the Waitakere Ranges are sit at about 300 meters or 984 feet”