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The warm spell in the east continued into another day and once again temperatures in the low 20’s were maintained in the south.The South Islands West Coast saw more liquid sunshine fall, but perhaps not as heavy in some places, as had been predicted by some forecasters.


Alexandra had a taste of summer today with the national high of 22 degrees. Dunedin followed closely behind with a balmy 21 and 20 was taken by Christchurch, Kaikoura and Oamaru. Napier and Wanganui shared the spoils further north with 19 degrees.


13s and 14s were the coolest maximums today from Nelson down to Fiordland. Only one centre recorded 13 degrees further north and that was Rotorua, not for the first time in recent days.


Auckland and Hamilton sat on 17 today, Wellington made 16 with a northerly, Christchurch 20 once again and Dunedin, stole the show with 21 degrees.


Tonight, the Bay Of Islands looks like they’re going to have a rather warm evening with the mercury around the 13 or 14 degree mark during the wee small hours. The central part of the North Island should see a string of 5s, 6s and 7s. Further south and it should be a mild night for many over the mainland, with a northerly hanging over the island.

Tomorrow that northerly turns to the south and winds it way slowly north over the mainland with cooler temperatures in the east and south with some rain but skies gradually clearing out west. The North Island should see a similar pattern to today but the winds possibly increasing.

Weather Analyst Richard Green

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