South Island temperatures set to smash record that has stood for more than one hundred years.
Temperatures are forecast to plunge to minus 15C (5°F) across the South Island tonight, and drop even lower on Saturday night.
Niwa forecaster Ben Noll said Queenstown could reach one of the coldest temperatures since record keeping began 145 years ago.
“The coldest temperature for August is -7.8C and I can tell you they will be in the neighbourhood of that number,” he said.
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