Kiwis wake to another freezing morning as temperatures plummet across Aotearoa

Kiwis are waking to another freezing morning as a cold snap sends temperatures plummeting around the country. 

For the second day in a row, Omarama is the coldest place in the country with a teeth-chattering temperature of -9.5C.

But it's not the only place seeing negative temperatures with Queenstown and Christchurch clocking in at a bone-numbing -4C. Invercargill and Timaru are in the negatives as well on -3C while Blenheim is -1C.

Nelson and Franz Josef have avoided negatives, but only just, sitting on 0C while Dunedin is on 1C and Westport is on 3C. 

Moving to the North Island, things are slightly warmer with the capital on 4C, while Palmerston North and New Plymouth are both on 5C. Masterton meanwhile is a chilly 0C.

But Napier and Gisborne are the places to be clocking in at 8C. Temperatures drop again slightly in Taupō at just 1C. Meanwhile, Rotorua and Hamilton are 0C.

Tauranga, Auckland and Kaitaia are all slightly warmer on 5C while Whangārei is 7C.

It comes after a chilly start to the day on Wednesday with multiple areas of the country waking up in the negatives. 

Christchurch was just -3C on Wednesday morning while Timaru, Westport and Invercargill were -2C. In Queenstown, temperatures hit a freezing -4C.

Nelson and Franz Josef were some of the warmest areas in the south on Wednesday morning at 0C, while Blenheim was practically basking in comparison at 1C. 

Temperatures were slightly warmer in the North Island with Wellington and New Plymouth hitting 8C. 

Napier and Palmerston North were 9C while Masterton was 7C. Meanwhile, Rotorua and Taupō had lows of 4C. 

Hamilton was the coldest part of the north at 0C while Auckland was 7C. Tauranga meanwhile was 6C and Whangārei was 5C. 

The warmest areas in the country were Gisborne and Kaitaia at 10C. 

It came after the coldest night across the country and the shortest day on Tuesday.