A Metservice report has issued a statement saying November could be a much cooler month than usual and that growers should be concerned for late frosts on their crops.
Meteorologist Geogrina Griffiths said that there has been forecasted a few unusually cold mornings for inland areas of both the North and South Islands next week. This is unusual due to the fact that we fast tracking our way into the warmer spring/summer months. As a result of this growers need to keep up to date and aware of temperature forecasts and take necessary action to prevent any harm to their crops.
In the past November is known as the month where temperatures start to rise drastically and the weather becomes more settled. However as illustrated by this Metservice Statement, it looks as if the spring barbecues will have to hold off for a month or two.