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Thursday Morning: Frosty, foggy, rainy morning

We said yesterday that the forecast around New Zealand is a little tougher to forecast mainly due to light winds not moving the weather along. Over the next week we’re likely to see areas of fog, frost and rain quite close to each other – possibly even all within the same region at once.

This morning New Zealand has a variety of weather. There’s fog in Auckland with calm conditions – plenty of morning dry spells but rain is still expected later today and may be heavy. Here’s our hourly and detailed Auckland forecast for the America’s Cup Parade (and also the forecast for Eden Park on Saturday night!). 

Despite the foggy areas in Auckland a little further south and Hamilton City is fog free this morning but cloudy with showers in the area.

Further south and the mild double digit morning in the upper North Island is a far cry from the -3s and -2s in the lower North Island where again a thick frost has greeted people. However further west out in the Tasman Sea and western Cook Strait there are showers slowly moving towards land.

In the South Island it’s mainly dry – but cloudy for some and clear skies for others.

While there are currently -5s and -7s through inland parts of Otago and alpine Canterbury (as of 8:30am) it’s currently mainly just above zero in Christchurch thanks to cloud.

Take care in Central Otago and through the Southern Alps this morning with frosts and sub-zero temperatures lingering until early afternoon for some.

A forecast like the above remains in New Zealand for the next week with a mixture of fog, frosts and downpours around the country. This is winter afterall! 

SEE LIVE OBSERVATIONS AT YOUR PLACE HERE:

9am Forecast Rain Radar:

– WeatherWatch.co.nz

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