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North Island blushes, parts of South shivers

The colder change is now moving into the South Island and will spread north up the eastern coastline during Wednesday.  Meanwhile the entire North Island has heat and humidity combining to make for a hot day.

A few coastal areas have a refreshing breeze – but many other areas have ‘feels like’ temperatures between 30 and 33 degrees as of 3pm.  This compares with ‘feels like’ temperatures around 12 and 13 degreees in parts of Southland, and Otago this hour.

Actual air temperatures are mainly between 25 and 31 degrees over the North Island and upper South Island.  Canterbury is around the mid teens while Otago and Southland go from 11 to 19 degrees for the most part, although a few places further inland into the mountains are into the low 20s.

Coldest areas are coastal parts of Southland and Otago.

3pm temperature map


– Image / wunderground




Guest on 26/01/2016 3:47am

and we in the north island have to feel sorry all the time for the south since weather watch keeps going on how dry it is but niwa maps dont back you UP….the heat is like Hell and the flies

WW Forecast Team on 26/01/2016 6:47am

Canterbury is still in a drought – and they have only had real relief this month.  Parts of the North Island are still drier than average, but over the past 10 days we’ve been talking a lot about the rain that has fallen. We look at the NIWA soil maps every day!



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