It’s a differing situation between north and south on Tuesday – with two different weather systems influencing conditions in both islands.
An anticyclone sits over the South Island, meaning sunny and clear conditions during the day – but clear and cold weather overnight.
The cold and clear conditions will lead to severe frosts for many inland and sheltered parts of the South Island.
Over the North Island, a southeasterly airflow will keep things sunny in the west, with breezy south/southeasterly winds, while the east will be mostly cloudy, along with the odd shower and potential snow flurry to a few hundred metres, possibly lower, in isolated places up the east coast ranges. It won’t be a lot – but will be heavier at the tops of the ranges.
Some frosts are possible in western, sheltered, parts of the North Island tonight – but will depend on if winds ease back enough.
– Aaron Wilkinson & Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz
– Photo: Shanika Singhe