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Weather Headlines for Thursday – Front, temperature drop and chilly mornings

Cold front moving through today

A cold front pushes over the North Island today. Rain totals for this front / event including yesterday’s falls for the South Island and the remaining clearing showers for the North Island on Friday are as follows:

Invercargill 5-10mm, Alexandra 5-10mm, Dunedin 15-20mm, Hokitika 30-40mm, Christchurch 10mm, Blenheim / Nelson 5-10mm, Wellington 20mm, Napier 10mm, Waiouru 5-10mm, New Plymouth 5-10mm, Hamilton 1-2mm, Tauranga 0.5-1mm, Auckland 0.5mm, Kaitaia 0-0.5mm

As you can see the upper North Island which needs it most gets the least unfortunately. More details at the link below.

Temperature drop

With the cold front mentioned above there will be a noticeable drop in temperatures. Christchurch may be hard pressed to get out of the high teens today while yesterday Canterbury was quite warm. A drop in temperatures will be felt for the North Island today also however the upper North Island may just notice more of a refreshing feel to conditions.

A frost on Thursday / Friday morning?

While not overly likely some inland parts of the South Island will be pretty chilly on Thursday and Friday morning, alpine areas may start the day on only a couple of degrees.

Map shows: The level of Frost Risk based on the Minimum Temperature in (°c)
Map shows: The level of Frost Risk based on the Minimum Temperature in (°c)


Alice on 19/01/2022 11:28pm

Noticing the change in cloud and temperature right now! WW comes in again on top with forecasting!

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