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Cooler across the country today

The warmest spots across the country today are Whangarei and Tauranga each on 16 degrees so if you are thinking it’s a bit cold today you would be right. For our main centres Auckland is on 15, Wellington 11.5, Christchurch 13, Dunedin 7, Invercargill 9.5 and Queenstown is on 7 degrees.

We have some very cold air over the country at the moment, combined with persistent southwesterlies it is not letting the land warm up very much. Much like blowing on some hot soup to cool it down the wind does the same, cools things down.

Auckland is certainly feeling the wind at the moment with southwesterlies at 54 km/h gusting to 70km/h at times.

Showers continue to move across much of the North Island in the west and east coast. Wellington looks to of got some reasonable rain early this morning and the Marlborough Sounds around midday.

Isolated heat showers are developing along the foothills of Mid and North Canterbury and also on the inland ranges of Buller, there would most likely be some small hail in these showers also. Southland and Otago look to be experiencing shower with a few being short and sharp, the odd lightning strike looks to have gone off in the southern reaches of Fiordland too.

Parts of Southland and Hanmer have had the most rain for the past 24 hours, up to 33mm has fallen in Tuatapere and 30.4mm in Hanmer.

Homepage image / 1pm TWC Satellite –

By weather analyst Aaron Wilkinson –


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