Temperatures climbed into the mid 20s today in some eastern areas whereas the far south and west of the Mainland saw some liquid sunshine and cooler temperatures with it.
Christchurch had a lovely day with a nor’ wester this afternoon and warm temperatures however just 100km further south, cloudy skies and passing light rain or showers saw the mercury struggling to top any great heights.
The winds started to amp up in many inland areas today over the south and spread to the coast off and on and tomorrow it looks very windy over the lower North Island with gales about Wellington and eastern areas likely.
Further south again and the warm temperatures today over the northern half of the South island will be halved in some cases as a colder southerly picks up and delivers some steady rain across parts of the Canterbury Plains and and also much Otago and Southland overnight and during tomorrow.There’s a risk of a few heavy falls however at this stage they appear isolated.
This should mostly clear away in the south later tomorrow but a brief respite on Tuesday should then again some more frontal activity sliding across the Mainland on Wednesday but delivering some very warm temperatures again in the east although futher showery or rainy spells out west are set to get underway once more.
Warmest temperatures overall this week appear to be in the Gisborne and Hawkes Bay regions as the southerlies aren’t expected to make much of an impact that far north and sunny skies and westerly quarter winds are set to be the more predominant conditions.