Whakatane is currently sitting on 28 degrees as a hot nor’wester blows across the Bay.
Tauranga is currently at 26 while Rotorua and further east, Gisborne, have 25.
Temperatures this high aren’t common in November across these regions according to WeatherWatch.co.nz.
Skies are starting to finally clear over Auckland after several gloomy days. It’s hovering around 20 degrees in downtown Auckland.
22 is the spread across Waikato and coastal Hawkes Bay with 23 inland about Hastings and Masterton.
Slightly cooler winds are keeping temperatures down to around 16 and 17 over Horowhenua and Manawatu and 18 around Wanganui, New Plymouth and Wellington.
In the South Island Christchurch has 20 with Blenheim on 22, meanwhile a cool sou’west has Dunedin on 16 while a gale force westerly, gusting to 85km/h, has Invercargill on 14.
on 24/11/2009 10:07am
I can vouch for the temperature in Kawerau- somebody else here measured 34 mid-afternoon. Whatever it was it was hot, and the pub was doing great business for a tuesday afternoon!
on 24/11/2009 8:09am
Kawerau was VERY hot – I measured 36C at my workplace Carter Holt Harvey Tasman Pulp Mill. Felt like an oven every time you left a building.
on 24/11/2009 1:32am
For the record in Whangarei I am looking at 24 deg at 1430hrs with a 10-15 knot SW in my section.