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Dramatic cold change set to ease

A cold southerly has dramatically cut temperatures in the lower North Island and across much of the South Island for the past few days, including today, but tomorrow conditions will start to turn around. reported earlier today that Dunedin, Invercargill and a number of other centres only made it to 13 degrees yesterday – and today conditions are no different. 

In the past hour Kaikoura was on just 10 degrees with Invercargill and Dunedin struggling to hit the teens.

The fresh southerly has also been cutting back temperatures in Christchurch by as much as 15 degrees since Sunday.

Wellington also has a fresh southerly and a temperature of just 12 degrees at the airport, 14 at Lower Hutt and 15 at Paraparaumu.

However tomorrow the southerly is expected to die out as a high moves in. says temperatures are expected to climb back into the mid to late teens for most of the above centres with Friday and Saturday looking even warmer.

Hot conditions are expected to return to many northern North Island centres on Friday too.




Guest on 8/12/2010 3:04am

Yet right at this moment, Ashburton and ChCh are cooler than the ‘official’ In,gill temp. Oh, and I have a reading of 15.9 in the shade – glad I don’t live out at the airport, lol.

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