This week we’ve had all a taste of all 4 seasons, with sunny and warm nor’ westers to wintry southerlies and snow about higher ground.
Yesterday Auckland dropped to 10 degrees at midday with passing hail showers and those sorts of conditions and temperatures are not a common occurence in the city of sails for mid April.
Earlier in the week, the mid 20s were recorded in many centres bathed under blue skies and with gentle winds. Within 24 hours, the weather deteorioated rapidly with bitterly cold southerlies with showers, thunder, hail, sleet and snow.
Temperatures plunged into single figures in a few areas and the windchill factor made conditions even colder and more unpleasant. Skifields on the mainland have had some good falls over the last 48 hours but this is expected to be relatively shortlived, as the airflow warms a little.
The Easter break doesn’t appear to be quite so dramatic but this week has been a reminder just how quickly our weather can change!