Even the pigeons in Midland Park were fluffed up against the cold wind on Sunday and definitely not showing any interest in chasing breadcrumbs or pieces of croissant thrown down by coffee drinkers at Astoria Cafe next door.
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS for Sunday
Temperature: 2 °C
Wind Speed: 2 km/h
Rainfall (last hr): 0.0 mm
Min temp: 2 °C
Max temp: 7 °C
Rainfall: 3.8 mm Month to date
... elsewhere in the South Island .... the skiers were smiling. No more snow fell over the weekend but icy weather in the South Island sent the mercury below zero and ski fans up the mountains in droves. Parts of Central Otago and the Mackenzie Country dipped to minus 9deg, the Canterbury Plains and Christchurch shivered with minus 6deg and the West Coast was warmest at minus 3deg.