Warm everywhere today, low thunderstorm risk for SI

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Warm to hot weather will spread across all of New Zealand today, reports

Under mostly clear skies and light winds highs will reach the 20s for most main centres with late 20s or even 30 possible through inland parts of the South Island.

Yesterday Alexandra again reached 30 degrees.

Tropical low may come towards NZ

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The low, which is likely to form around Vanuatu and New Caledonia this weekend, will next week start to drift southwards, according to the long range maps.

Dry for the rest of November? What's happening out there!?

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Weather conditions across New Zealand will remain mostly dry for the rest of November reports

The dry conditions will be caused by a very large anticyclone that will drift in from the Tasman Sea and remain slow moving for the next week or so.

Tasman Anticyclone to dominate week's weather

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A large high moving in from Australia looks likely to dominate our weather for the coming week, undoing any good that Sunday's rain did. forecasters believe the high will bring mostly dry weather to New Zealand and possibly windy conditions as well.

Temperatures soar as summer heat starts to settle in

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Winter is well and truly behind us now as summer heat overtakes the cold and sets in for the months ahead.

In the past eight days we've seen both islands reach the 30C mark for the first time this spring. Officially in the South Island it was Alexandra and Blenheim and in the North Island it was Hastings, but a string of unofficial and reliable weather stations climbed over 30C in other central and eastern areas.

Rain should ease for West Coast rescue efforts

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Auckland, New Zealand -- Low cloud and rain are continuing to move into the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island which may cause some problems flying in and out of the area.

However says the latest information to hand shows that the light rain currently falling in the area will clear during this afternoon.