Temperatures dropped in the region overnight with Paraparaumu recording -1C at 7am.
Most of the country was at or near freezing and MetService urged drivers to watch out for ice.
St Arnaud was the the coldest spot on -7.8C.
🥶 Brrrrrr who’s feeling the cold this morning?!? 🥶
St Arnaud takes the coldest spot again this morning with -7.8°C!
With most of the country near or below freezing, be careful and watch out for ice!
— MetService (@MetService) July 13, 2021
Christchurch, where temperatures plunged to -4C this morning, drivers are being urged to take care.
Christchurch City Council said there was ice on roads that would not normally be affected.