A ridge of high pressure brings clear skies for most of the South Island tonight, this means frosty conditions once again especially for inland areas. It will not be as cold as last night (where Christchurch got to -4C°), perhaps a degree or two warmer for most areas, but still cold. Southland escapes frost due to cloud cover.
The North Island has plenty of cloud cover keeping frosts at bay.
Average to slightly warmer than average temperatures for the North Island tomorrow, it probably won’t feel all that warm though as skies are looking mostly cloudy with rain or showers. Northland is the exception with humid air coming in from the north bringing muggy conditions. The South Island has some cloud in the east, sunnier skies out west with a touch of high cloud and warmer than average day time temperatures.
The highest day time high goes to Kaitaia on 16 to 17 degrees, the coldest will be Central Otago on 7 to 8 degrees.
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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz
on 14/07/2020 5:23am
What is going to be the lowest average minimum in Auckland as it’s now 11 C. So, will it go a bit further than that or 11 is the lowest average minimum historically?
on 14/07/2020 7:23am
10 degrees as per our forecast. I guess it depends where your reading is coming from, Auckland CBD currently on 13.
As for historically, umm… I’m not sure of the historical overnight average lows forecast for July 14th in years passed. Would require a fair amount of digging, too much..lol
Hope that helps!