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A frosty start to the weekend

MetService News Release
Thursday 28th June 2018

It’ll be a cold end to June with MetService forecasting frosty conditions across much of New Zealand for Saturday morning. The weekend is a tale of two halves however, as dry and sunny conditions on Saturday are replaced by cloudier skies and rain for Sunday.

For Friday and Saturday there’s plenty of sunshine in the forecast for Aotearoa, but the clear skies and settled weather come at a price, cold and frosty nights. “We’ve already seen some icy conditions this week and heading into the weekend we’ve more to come, ” MetService meteorologist John Law explains “While the clear skies during the day mean we are set to see plenty of dry and sunny weather by night they are the perfect conditions to see temperatures quickly dropping away.”

Temperatures are likely to be at their coldest overnight from Friday into Saturday, forecast to widely drop below freezing across both the North and South Island. “It’ll be a chilly start to the weekend” says Law. “With more frost in the forecasts, it’ll will be worth taking extra care on the roads.”

Cloud and rain returns from the west during Sunday as an area of low pressure pushes in from the Tasman Sea. “Sunday sees the return of wetter weather, especially for the West Coast ” comments Law “on the plus side, with winds returning to the north we should find our overnight temperatures a few degrees warmer."


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