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Daily Debrief – SATURDAY

Well it’s certainly a scorcher out there today!  Temperatures hitting 30 all over the place, or at least very close to it.  Even Invercargill made it to 29 thanks to a hot northerly blowing down from Otago.

Temperatures are still on the rise in some areas so it’s possible that some highs may go another degree or so after their 4pm recording!

Today’s highest temperature was 35 at Culverden.

Today’s lowest maximum temperature was 21 at Hokitika, Haast.

Tonight expect temperatures to drop quite a bit, especially once the days heat has mostly gone from the concrete/ground (usually well after midnight).  So after such a hot day the evening is looking warm in most places, but around sunrise tomorrow morning it may be another relatively chilly one like this morning was in many inland and northern regions of both islands.

Kaitaia : 27
Whangarei : 25
Auckland : 26
Tauranga : 25
Hamilton : 28
Whakatane : 24
Rotorua : 27
Tokoroa : 28
Taupo : 28
Gisborne : 25
New Plymouth : 25
Napier : 25
Hastings : 28
Wanganui : 23
Palmerston North : 26
Levin : 23
Kapiti : 23
Masterton : 32
Wellington : 24
Nelson : 25
Blenheim : 29
Westport : 22
Greymouth : 22
Hokitika : 21
Christchurch : 30
Timaru : 29
Oamaru : 28
Alexandra : 33
Queenstown : 27
Dunedin : 30
Invercargill : 29

Bay of Islands : 22
Murchison : 31
Kaikoura : 25
Culverden : 35
Ashburton : 31
Darfield : 31
Lyttelton : 27
Hanmer Springs : 34
Milford Sound : 25
Haast : 21
Gore : 30
Dunedin Airport : 32
Manapouri : 27
Lake Rotoiti : 29
Molesworth : 32


Sarah B on 24/01/2009 8:23am

Another hot one here in East Auckland…. 29.9¬∞C at: 18:11…. just been horse riding down in the sea…. perfect evening!

WW Forecast Team on 24/01/2009 10:26am

Hey Sarah,

Hope you’re finding our new forecast and temp predictions more accurate?

We’re keen to hear feedback.  Today we predicted a high in the late 20s….others forecast 25.  What are your thoughts (and others) on the way we predict temps?


The Weather Watch Team

SW on 24/01/2009 7:17am

Its lucky were getting this weather for the long weekend and probably reached its peak for summer as far as temperatures in the north though there will be more fine days but its Back to South Westerlies in the week following.

WW Forecast Team on 24/01/2009 10:28am


I know Philip Duncan finds the SW winds refreshing…we take it you disagree?!


Weather Watch 

Jase on 24/01/2009 7:03am

We reached a temp of 35.5max temp 7km from Culverden (at 5pm). Currently still 32.0. Going to be another hot night.

Why do TVNZ no longer have the daily max/min temps??? If anyone from wants to ask TVNZ that and ask them to re-instate it that would be good.

WW Forecast Team on 24/01/2009 10:18am

 Hey Jase

As far as I know TVNZ do still have the daily temps, they show them at around 6:20pm.  Of course you can catch them here first between 4:30pm and 5pm with the Daily Debrief!  Plus we include the smaller centres such as Culverden!

Weather Watch

JohnGaul on 24/01/2009 5:45am

It must be annoying for those folk who think,” Yea. It’s so hot here we must have the highest temperature on the telly’s weather tonight”, when some other place has clinched the maximum by a couple of degrees.
Places like, for example, Dunedin had a few high recorded temperatures today but nowhere near the maximum recorded at Culverden.


glenn white on 24/01/2009 7:26am

over 30 at 10am in amberley, hit 36 at 11.30am

Andrew on 24/01/2009 4:16am

Well most of the afternoon it hovered around 29c but topped out at 29.5c middle afternoon here in Northcote.

If it was only 26c at the Airport it is the coldest place in Auckland….

I expect late February to cool off quickly as we race into the start of Autumn! Thats just my pick….


Michelle on 24/01/2009 4:00am

It got to 28.1C in the shade today here in Burwood. Yay for air conditioning!

Didn’t this used to be February weather?

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