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Thursday’s headlines (x3): Temperature drop, Rainfall outlook, Frost risk coming up

Here’s what is making the weather headlines today….


It was a reasonably warm day for the eastern South Island yesterday, reaching the early twenties for some in Canterbury. Today however expect onshore south to southeasterly winds bringing in cooler temperatures, high’s will likely be in the mid teens although getting into the early twenties for Marlborough before cooling down this evening when southerlies arrive.

Much of the North Island had temperatures in the early twenties yesterday and highs will be similar today, perhaps even mid twenties for parts in the east. It’s not till Friday when southerlies move up the east coast that temperatures cool down there.


Some areas will be dry while some are wetter than average looking at the next seven days in terms of rainfall. Most of the North Island is actually looking a tad drier than average with only Hawkes Bay and Gisborne wetter than average, this thanks to some rain over the course of Friday and this weekend.

The West Coast picks up most of it’s rain on Monday through to Wednesday next week with northerly airflows.


As high pressure bulges in over the South Island early on Friday expect the chance of a frost in the morning for the lower South island, especially inland.

Saturday morning has a chance also although it is a little less, the risk extends up to inland Nelson this time to.


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