Coldest morning of 2021 so far

It has been a frosty start for some this morning in New Zealand. Photo: Daniel Hines/File/SunLive.

Today has been the coldest morning in New Zealand so far, reports

Some locations in the South Island recorded -7C.

"Below are some of the temperatures as of 6am, as reported by our friends at Mackenzie Weathe. They describe these temperatures as "staggering for April"," says

6am Temps:

  •   •  Twizel as at 6am is on -7 degrees! Staggering for April, these temperatures are more associated with June, July and August!

  •   •  Mount Cook: -4

  •   •  Lake Tekapo: -5

  •   •  Burke’s Pass: -5

  •   •  Fairlie: -4

Incredibly, at 7:40am, Fairlie was even colder at -6C.

Single digit temperatures have also been recorded in Tauranga, with 6C, 7C, and 8C being observed around the city.

WeatherWatch is reporting that it is currently 10C in Tauranga, with a high of 15C being forecast.

An overnight low of nine is expected tonight,

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