Updated 2:20pm — Temperatures are well above average across the northern parts of the country today – and the entire week ahead, if not two weeks ahead, look warmer than average for the most part. Meanwhile the air becomes much colder from Canterbury southwards, especially inland parts of Otago and Southland.
As of 2:20pm Monday temperatures are in the late teens across much of the North Island with temperatures into the low 20s this hour, like in Northland.
Auckland is also in the late teens, bordering on 20 in some suburbs.
Mild weather spreads down across the country – and will continue to do so over the coming 24 hours.
It’s much colder in the South Island where light winds mean some areas are still in single digits, including parts of Southland, Otago and Canterbury – but warming weather is coming for everyone over Tuesday and Wednesday thanks to a sub-tropical northerly.
As of 2:20pm it was just 4 degrees at Dunedin airport – a stark contrast to Hamilton airport on 18 degrees.
– Temperature/community weather station maps via Wunderground (coming soon to WeatherWatch.co.nz!)