The North Island is again busking in higher temperatures as a ridge of high pressure continues to trap warm air over the island.
“It’s currently 22 degrees in the Bay of Islands and Auckland has been up to 19 and 20 today” says Philip Duncan, head weather analyst at the Radio Network.
He says Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne are also both around 20 this afternoon.
But the South Island’s warm spell has come to an abrupt end thanks to a small low off the south east coast. “The low has just been fuelling some cooler winds over the southern part of the country with Gore and Invercargill only on about 9 or 10”. Warmer weather is likely to return in the next 24 hours however, as the south west winds turn more westerly.
And after a slightly cooler weekend in Christchurch a southerly has oddly enough today delivered a temperature of 17.