The temperature in Oamaru hit 30 degrees at 12noon today and in just half an hour it had fallen dramatically to only 12 as a cold sou’west change moved through.
Soon it will be Christchurch’s turn.
At 11am Dunedin had reached the late 20s then quickly fell to the low teens.
The hot air continues to remain from mid Canterbury northwards. As of 1:30pm it was 29 in Timaru and 26 in Christchurch.
In the North Island Hastings has 27 and Napier and Gisborne have 25.
The strongest wind gust was 150km/h at Castlepoint.
on 21/11/2009 12:57am
Our outside thermometer in the shade is showing 28.4C
on 21/11/2009 1:46am
now 29.4 still in the shade. Come on southerly!