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Hot weather today – late 20s for many

Hot weather will affect most of New Zealand’s main centres today predicts

The weather news authority says hot, humid, air will reman over the North Island with sunny spells adding to the heat.

Meanwhile strong, hot and dry nor’westers move into eastern and southern parts of the South Island. predicts Auckland, Whakatane, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wanganui, Gisborne, Napier, Hastings, Masterton and Palmerston north will all make the late 20s (27 to 29) today and coupled with humidity some ares may ‘feel like’ the mid 30s.

Meanwhile it will be the hot, dry, nor’wester that cranks up over the South Island’s eastern and southern areas.  Highs into the late 20s are expected right down the east coast and even about Southland, while inland areas may climb into the mid 30s, however humidity will be fairly low.

The prediction is for the extreme heat and humidity to ease later in the week.

Humidex levels in the north should drop significantly by Christmas Eve with hot winds also dying out over the South Island.



karamu49 on 21/12/2010 4:19am

Hi Team. Mamaku has a current temp of 24 deg, humidity is at 75 % light nw breeze and overcast at present altho have had some sun too. The ground is waterlogged which may add to the stick feeling when the sun is out.
No hance of watching the eclipse tonite.

Tania on 20/12/2010 11:38pm

Well done to Richard
He predicted 30 degrees plus in Christchurch today on Newstalk ZB and Weatherwatch and we’ve got there!

I’m off to the beach

Tans xx

WW Forecast Team on 20/12/2010 11:45pm

And he predicted that on Friday when ‘others’ were saying mid 20s!  Good on ya Richard!

– Phil

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