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-0.5 here this morning,had to get up and turn sprinklers on the garden at 3.00,in the end maybe not heavy enough to do any damage to frost tender plants.
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not quite a frost but heck i wasnt expecting 0.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i dam near froze this morning and had to dip my hands in warm water.
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Not too far from a frost in Chch - down to 2C overnight at Jeff's station.
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Talking with a bloke this who lives in Sefton,he had ice on his window screen
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We should have a competition given a week timeline when we guess in our areas the 1st frost,I reckon 3rd week in May for auckland.
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Michael wrote:We should have a competition given a week timeline when we guess in our areas the 1st frost,I reckon 3rd week in May for auckland.

Good idea.
What's the prize?
A frost cloth.

I say, next week for here.

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Travelled over the Desert Rd yesterday.. There was a slight dusting of new snow on Ruapehu..
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Michael wrote:We should have a competition given a week timeline when we guess in our areas the 1st frost,I reckon 3rd week in May for auckland.
Dam :( too late for me :-w
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NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote:
Michael wrote:We should have a competition given a week timeline when we guess in our areas the 1st frost,I reckon 3rd week in May for auckland.

Good idea.
What's the prize?
A frost cloth.

I say, next week for here.

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Hmmm, Maybe tomorro morning for Christchurch. Was 8C at 8pm and has been dropping 0.4 every 10mins and now is 6C. No cloud cover, and could be a real cool night ahead.
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well here it is. in the negatives this morning. YUK!
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March can see light frosts where i live. but this morning's -3 is just crazy :mad:
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Think Akld Aero got down to 7.5C this morn - first time it's got to single digits since Nov 13 and its lowest temp since end of Oct.

Down to 8.0C here.
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Just had another look and the low was just short of -4 at about 7.00am
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Frost for Matangi 0.3°C!
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hell this has to be some kind of record for here. -1.7 here this morning!!!!! what a joke! its only bloody march. bugger all dew though so the ice on my car windscreen was only very thin unlike the mid winters frosts.
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air temp or grass min temp?
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Air temp for me...... I think thats the same for Jamie too.
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James wrote:air temp or grass min temp?
Mine was air temp
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mine was air. dont have a gras temp. that is next on the list of things to get though.
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That is some good frost readings for mid March, nothing as cold as -4 here yet Richard. Only been some light frosts around 0 degress so far. Autumn is here.
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so that makes it even more impressive!
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First frost for the year here this morning down to -1 would have easily gotten colder if there was no high cloud around.
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...down to 0.5C overnight in the screen but bounced back up to 7C at 7:30am
no frost evidence :-k

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Andy wrote:That is some good frost readings for mid March, nothing as cold as -4 here yet Richard. Only been some light frosts around 0 degress so far. Autumn is here.
yer Andy,not good,in the 10 years living here that was by the heaviest March frost,my garden survived thanks to four sprinklers.
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