The weather across New Zealand remains settled this afternoon despite a weak front moving across the lower South Island.
Most of the North Island has a temperature in the low to mid 20s this afternoon with Auckland the hottest place on 26 degrees.
Wellington has 22 and the upper South Island has 23.
Christchurch and Dunedin both have 21 degrees this hour however Invercargill is only on 17.
Tonight will be another warm one across northern New Zealand. Overnight lows near the coast from Tauranga northwards will remain around the late teens with inland areas dropping to about 15 or 16.
A southerly change will see temperatures falling tomorrow in coastal parts of the South Island. Invercargill’s overnight low tomorrow night is just 6 degrees with 10 in Timaru and Christchurch.
on 9/02/2010 10:04pm
I think there is likely to be occasional hot spells persisting, but few more long runs of what we think of as hot summery days this season. The idea that the best of summer weather is still to come and February will be that month is in my view incorrect. The second and third weeks of February are set to cool. Even March may see some short-lived freak hot days before autumn temperatures take over the whole country by the 20th. But the best of summer was always going to be the second half of December, yet I think few appreciated that at the time.