I have not encountered an early-summer like this ever - there has been no sun for weeks and temperatures are up to 8C cooler than average.
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Sad ending to 2020
New Zealanders hoping to see the year out with sunny weather are all out of luck – as most of the country continues to feel the consequences of a cold front.
MetService meteorologist Mmathapelo Makgabutlane said the day would be “quite cold" for most of the country.
“Those temperatures will be noticeably cooler than what they’ve been over the last couple of weeks," she said.
Wellington is only forecast to reach 13 degrees Celsius, while a grey and rainy Christchurch is only expected to hit 15 degrees