Chilly start to another fine and sunny day

Early morning frost welcomed early risers in the Hawke's Bay. Photo / Paul Taylor
Early morning frost welcomed early risers in the Hawke's Bay. Photo / Paul Taylor

Around the country people will be waking up to another frosty morning, but after the chilly start we're in for another sunny day.

Temperatures this morning were similar to yesterday's, said MetService meteorologist Arno Dyason, and they were forecast to be the same again tomorrow.

The coldest temperatures could be found in high ground areas of the South Island, he said.

The Mt Cook aerodrome was the coldest spot in the country at 7am with a temperature of -6.4C.

Timaru and Alexandra both hovered around -4C this morning while the coldest spots in the North Island were Taupo at -2.9C and Hamilton at -2.5C.

Christchurch was also in the negatives early this morning at -1C and the temperature could dip further in the next hour before rising as the day wore on, Mr Dyason said.

In Auckland this morning temperatures got down to just 2C. A motorist in Waitakere told the

Herald

he started his day scraping ice off the windscreen of his car before coming to work.

Apart from a few showers predicted on the east coast of Northland and at the bottom of the South Island, today would be "mostly sunny all around the country" once the morning's fog and frost cleared.

- NZ Herald

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