Frost in Waitaki leaves icicles

Hot Tubs Omarama’s ice sculpture was at its frosty finest yesterday morning, as temperatures...
Hot Tubs Omarama’s ice sculpture was at its frosty finest yesterday morning, as temperatures plummeted to -8degC in the Waitaki Valley township. PHOTO: REBECCA RYAN
Winter weather and the start of winter were in sync yesterday as temperatures hovered just above or below freezing across the region.

The MetService reported Dunedin city was the warmest place to be on Sunday night with an overnight low of 7.1degC but that was in sharp contrast to Dunedin airport at -6.9degC which was the coldest in Otago and Southland.

Many people living in the South woke to heavy frosts yesterday, including those on the Taieri Plain, the Waitaki Valley, and Invercargill.

Queenstown plummeted to -3.2degC, Wanaka was slightly warmer at 1.4degC, Invercargill went down to -3degC, Oamaru was just above freezing at 0.6degC, but Omakau recorded -5.2degC and Lumsden had a low of -4degC.

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