Is summer over? A chilly start to the week for most of the country

Kiwis may have noticed a chill in the air on Monday morning, with temperatures plummeting overnight.

MetService reported an unseasonably cold start to the week as southerlies cooled down most of the country.

Queenstown was the coolest - temperatures at 7am were as low as 3degC, while Auckland felt the chill at 13degC.

The forecaster says tomorrow may not be much better, the central North Island set to get as low as 1degC in some places.

The days will warm up though as a ridge of high pressures moves across the country.

Monday morning's highest temperature was recorded in Tauranga, which woke to 16degC at 7am.

Lack of cloud cover on Monday night will contribute to the falling temperatures, but may be a good opportunity for stargazers to get out their telescopes.

A high will be moving over the country in the next seven days, temperatures expected to rise a little before the week is up.


Contact Newshub with your story tips: