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South Island shivers, again

While the North Island is being affected by a system from the sub-tropics it’s winter as usual in the South Island with some incredibly low temperatures this morning. 

It was -9 again in Omarama, in the McKenzie Basin, at 8am this morning while a number of other places were around the -1 mark.

Even as of 10am it was still just 2 degrees in Christchurch and just 1 in Queenstown.  It was -4 in Omarama.

A ridge of high pressure remains over the South Island and should shield it from the sub-tropical storm in the north.  Meanwhile a very weak front will brush up the east coast tonight.  This weak front isn’t likely to deliver much precipitation however a few snow flurries are possible along coastal hills down to a couple hundred metres tonight or tomorrow night when temperatures drop.

Keep us informed with the weather at your place – post a comment below!


Pete Mate on 11/07/2009 2:57am

46% humidity 15.3deg here in burwood chch so much for a high of 8!

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