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Heat finally returns to NZ’s east coast

From Gisborne to Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa to Wellington and across Canterbury – main centres near the coastline have frequently experienced temperatures much lower than inland, northern or western centres over the past couple of weeks.

This has been mostly due to winds coming off the Pacific, and for many that has been wind from the easterly quarter.

For those in the west it’s normal to have winds coming off the sea but for those in the east Spring usually sees far more westerlies and north westerlies – which often create daytime highs in November hitting around 30 degrees for eastern cities like Gisborne, Napier and Christchurch. says the air pressure is fairly stable across the country today, despite the high in the north weakening a bit , so winds won’t be strong – but they will be enough to see places, that have been hovering in the mid teens, finally climb above the 20 degree mark.

However further south Otago and Southland may have a brief south west change which will see temperatures drop after the past few warm days – the warm to hot winds will return on Friday however.

Elsewhere highs in the late teens and low 20s are expected across New Zealand over the next few days.


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