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NZ @ Noon

Temperatures are warming up again over parts of western and central North Island areas today but parts of the south and east of the island and the Mainland haven’t been seeing blue skies in totality this morning.

In terms of showers it’s mainly falling in isolated easern areas as drizzle and once again the foothills in Canterbury have seen up to five millimetres over the last day and probably about fifteen millimetres over the last couple of weeks.

“It’s actually looking quite green” says Weather Analyst Aaron Wilkinson.” Recently the cloud has delivered some wet stuff here against the foothills but over the plains it’s been minimal and in some cases remained dry” he says.

Parts of Gisborne and Hawkes Bay has also seen drizzly showers today on a southeast breeze.

Across the remainder of the country the mercury is likely to climb as high as the high twenties across inland areas but yesterday the low thirties were shared by a few towns however the same sort of intense heat as yesterday is not expected this afternoon.

Big dry bites Buller

Low water supplies in Buller have seen a ban in residents being allowed to wash their cars.

The Buller District Council has enforced water restrictions, with a ban on sprinkler use and they’ve requested that no cars are washed until further notice, and watering of gardens is only done on alternate days.

The restrictions will remain in force until significant rainfall occurs.



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