Dunedin is already 27 degrees and many South Island centres are feeling the warmth plus one or two in the North Island.
Oamaru is on 26 and Christchurch is 24 as well as Blenheim, Tmaru and Ashburton. Napier further north is already 24 degrees.The nor’ west winds are bringing rain to the West Coast of the South Island with some localised downpours but the wind is warm east of the Alps and delivering little, if any rain.
A cold front is moving through Southland though this morning with temperatures now in single figures in Invercargill, with a strong southerly and heavy showers. It’s expected to move through Canterbury later this afternoon with a squally and possibly thundery change.
The windiest place is Castlepoint with gusts to 130km/h.
A cold change has arrived in Southland where it’s just 10 in Invercargill, just over 100kms south of the hot Otago air.
on 20/11/2009 11:04pm
That’s odd re the temp in Dunedin – according to Metservice, the 11am temp had dropped to 16. Sun is back out in the deep south and while the SW is gusty and cool – there is nothing but blue sky to the SW.
on 20/11/2009 11:40pm
Quite possibly Dunedin Airport dropped before Dunedin City.
As of 12noon it was 29 in Oamaru and 14 in Dunedin – quite a major difference for two close centres!
on 20/11/2009 10:54pm
11:50hrs currently 24.5 C out – Hukerenui, Northland.
on 20/11/2009 10:02pm
19.1 here in East Auckland right now but it feels much warmer than that!