Most of New Zealand is experiencing average to above average temperatures this week, with our eastern coastline surging into the low 20s.
But while another warm day is on the way for many – single digit highs will sweep in by the weekend.
“In Otago and Canterbury today we can expect highs around 19 to 22 degrees. By Saturday 7 to 9 degrees at the warmest part of the day” says head weather analyst Philip Duncan.
Wellington will fall from 15 degrees today to a high of 10 on Saturday and Sunday and southerlies.
But those further north won’t be so impacted. “While Hawkes Bay and Gisborne will see highs around the early 20s today and tomorrow their highs slip back into the low teens over the weekend, maybe even 12”.
In northern regions like Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Northland highs in the late teens will give way to highs in the low teens. That may not be very dramatic, but most people will feel the difference – with a high of 18 degrees likely in Auckland today, but only 13 or 14 on Sunday.
And the cold change is acting in true spring style – here one minute, gone the next. Day time highs next week return to average for most places.