Temperatures today up and down the country were still struggling to show us that Spring is officially just two weeks away.
The far north took the honours again with 15 degrees in Kaitaia and 14 in Whangarei, but the rest of the country continued to feel the winter chill.
Apart from Milford Sound climbing to 13 degrees (which is a dramatic turnaround in form compared to recent snowy days), no other centre was on their August average, and in some cases, they were 3 or 4 degrees below.
Auckland was 3 degrees warmer than yesterday with a spirited 13, Hamilton was 1 degree cooler than their northern neighbour whereas Wellington got to 10 degrees
On the mainland, Christchurch rose to 9 with a wintry southerly waiting to take hold properly and Dunedin, for the 4th consecutive day, managed just 7 degrees.
Tonight, the southerly that clawed up the South Island today will begin to make itself known to Wellingtonians and then tomorrow, it should continue its slow advance north.
As a result, temperatures will continue to be below par tonight and tomorrow for most of the country but if it’s winter sunshine you’re after, head west!
WEATHER STATS DELIVERED DAILY BY WEATHER ANALYST RICHARD GREEN