A westerly airflow lies over New Zealand tonight, while this can bring warmer than overnight lows to eastern regions the atmosphere over the country at present isn’t particularly warm. Still, the winds should keep frosts away again but it will feel a bit chilly in the wind.
Tonight’s warmest overnight lows go to parts of Northland (mainly coastal) and Auckland on 12 to 13 degrees. The coldest temperatures will be about inland parts of the South Island getting down to 1 to 3 degrees.
Windy westerlies continue on Wednesday, this time however upper air temperatures are warm also and this leads to warmer high’s for eastern regions. High’s getting into the late teens or perhaps even early twenties for Otago Peninsula northwards right up to Gisborne. Tomorrow’s coldest high goes to Fiordland on 11 degrees, not far behind is Southland and other parts of the West Coast getting up to 13 degrees.
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By Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson – WeatherWatch.co.nz