South of both islands feeling the heat - again (+Live Temperatures)

It's another extra hot day for those in the Deep South of New Zealand with temperatures already climbing into the low to mid 30s across Southland, but also Otago and inland parts of the lower North Island.

The heatwave could see highs today exceeding 35 degrees Celsius in the southern half of the South Island through some valleys.

As of 1pm here was the temperature map - peak heat today may not occur for another few hours.

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