As a cold south to southwesterly airflow moves over the South Island this evening and overnight cold temperatures are sure to follow. Nothing overly freezing as wind and showery conditions will keep it from getting too cold but it’s not the balmy temperatures (relative to normal winter temps) we’ve had for the last few nights. Saturday night when we see a little more clearance and some ridging should see frosts about inland parts of both Islands and in some eastern regions.
The North Island is about on average temperature wise tonight as the flow is still more westerly. The coldest overnight lows will likely be about Central Otago getting down to 0 degrees, the warmest once again is coastal parts of Northland on 11.
Certainly a chill in the air tomorrow for eastern parts of the country in a cold south to southwesterly airflow. In the west temperatures are a little warmer. The West Coast of the South Island with blue skies likely will make it feel quite pleasant, even if it may be a tad below temperatures the western North Island experiences for example.
The warmest highs tomorrow will be Bay Of Plenty through to Northland in the mid teens, the coldest temperatures will be the eastern South Island and Wellington on around 9 to 10 degrees.
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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz