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Hot spring nor’wester pushes NZ towards 30 degrees

A spring blast continues to head northwards with gusty conditions now moving up the North Island.

Yesterday was a hot day for some in the South Island as the nor’wester started building, with temperatures over 20 degrees in both Dunedin and Christchurch after 10pm last night.

The warm air has partially come from Australia where yesterday the western Sydney suburb of Penrith hit 38 degrees. says it’s possible some places in eastern New Zealand may reach 30 degrees today if warm nor’westers combine with a sunny sky.

As of 4:30pm Sunday Kaikoura was on 28 degrees and Timaru had hit 28 in the past hour. Christchurch is on 25 and Dunedin 24.

In the North Island parts of Hawkes Bay are now in the mid to late 20s with Hastings on 28 and Auckland is in the low 20s along.  Many other regions are hovering +/- around 20 degrees.

Gales over 100km/h have been recorded in parts of the lower South Island in the past 18 hours.

Winds have been gusting just shy of 100km/h in Wellington and those winds are now moving into Wairarapa and inland Hawkes Bay.



Have your Say – What are weather conditions like where you are?  Post a comment below!


Guest on 3/11/2014 6:56am

Clearly the people with the heat were too busy being outside enjoying it to comment on it!

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