MetService labelled it an “incredibly cold run”, where temperatures plunged to -3 degrees Celsius in Whenuapai, in the city’s northwest, on Sunday, and -1.6C on Monday morning.
Record books suggested Sunday was the coldest recorded Whenuapai morning in 64 years.
Meteorologist Rebekah LaBar said while there were gaps in the MetService records, the coldest day at the site was in June 1951 when it dropped to -4.9C.
Auckland airport reached a low of 1.7 degrees on Monday. The airport’s all-time coldest day was -1.2C in June 1994, LaBar said.
Icy roads caused difficulties for drivers around the region.
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