…Record Breaking Warmth
The South continues to enjoy a generally fine, sunny month with crisp nights and mild, sunny days
Temperatures have been in and around freezing point during the nights this week but due to a lack of snow on the Southern Alps in combination with a large anticyclone, daytime highs have been unusually mild for the month of May
TRN’s South Island Weather Analyst Richard Green says parts of Otago and Canterbury have seen average temperatures about 2 and a half degrees above normal. “And in some cases, the warm spell has been a record breaker, dating as far back as the 1860’s”.
Mr Green says there is a change on the horizon due by the weekend but by then, we are into the calendar months of Winter.
QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY WEATHER:
Head Weather Analyst Philip Duncan will release a long range forecast for this weekend’s holiday weather by noon Wednesday, followed by a more detailed travel forecast on Friday.