It’s a mostly settled day across the country, a few showers are clearing from Northland and Gisborne otherwise it’s a mix of sunny areas and some cloud for the North Island. The South Island is quite sunny also with some areas a little cool but others just making it into the pleasant catagory. In Christchurch we have around 12 to 13 degrees but down the road Ashburton it is a bit warmer on 14 degrees which can often happen when there is a northeasterly breeze.
Christchurch takes the hit first as the wind comes off the ocean then has a bit of land to travel across before getting to Ashburton. Some inland parts of Southland and South Canterbury look rather nice right now as does Nelson and parts of Marlborough.
The storm yesterday that hit Canterbury delivered up to 19mm of rain about Christchurch and 13.6mm for Darfield over a period of 2 to 3 hours. Rainfall rates peaked at about 9mm an hour.
The warmest temperature today so far is coming out of Northland with Whangarei sitting on 17 degrees. The windiest place is Invercargill with westerlies at 31 km/h.
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By weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz