The southerly slowly worked its way up the southern half of the mainland today but didn’t affect temperatures much at all, north of Dunedin.
Over the North Island, temperatures were on par for this time of year with Wanganui being the warmest city in the north.
HIGHS ACROSS NZ TODAY
Kaitaia 17 Nelson 14
Whangarei 17 Blenheim 15
Auckland 16 Greymouth 15
Hamilton 15 Christchurch 21
Tauranga 16 Timaru 19
Gisborne 18 Oamaru 19
Napier 17 Dunedin 17
Masterton 16 Queenstown 11
New Plymouth 16 Alexandra 17
Wanganui 19 Gore 12
Palmerston North 17 Invercargill 12
Dannevirke and Palmerston North look like they will feel a bit of a chill tonight, with lows expected of around 5 degrees. Over the mainland, Alexandra and Queenstown will be quite damp with temperatures near freezing and a southerly will make it even more unpleasant.
Over the South Island, the southerly takes hold in most areas with Blenheim and Nelson in the low to mid teens but elsewhere, 9 to 12 degrees is generally what’s expected.
For those in the north and still enveloped by a milder northerly, temperatures will be about average for the beginning of spring.
Weather Analyst Richard Green
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