Winter is fast melting in our minds as summer-like weather spreads across the country. Yesterday the national high of 24 degrees was recorded in Napier with a staggering 18 other main centres, including Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin, all climbing over the 20 degree mark.
Today a nor’wester in the South Island and clear, somewhat humid, conditions will remain over the North Island meaning temperatures will again easily pass the 20 degree mark.
The warmest regions today are likely to be Otago and Canterbury with a hot, dry, nor’wester kicking in. Highs should easily reach the mid-20s.
In the North Island temperatures may also reach the mid-20s across inland parts of Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa however most centres are predicted to reach the late teens or early 20s – still mild for this time of year.
Mild nights are also in the forecast for the entire week…another sign that the winter of 2009 is now well and truly over.
on 13/09/2009 10:04pm
Already 21 degrees at 9:30am in CHC… it’s gonna be a warm one today!
on 13/09/2009 6:26pm
Dunedin airport reached 21C at 3am today thanks to the fohn westerly blowing in, gusting to 30kts at times. The wind has backed easterly now and temp plummeted to 15C!
Queenstown also warm with a pleasant 15C at 6am and light southwester.
Gore also warm, 17C at 6am!