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Record breaking heat hits West Coast Exclusive — Summer-like temperatures smashed the records today across the entire West Coast thanks to an almost reverse nor’wester says

The winds, which came from the east, meant cool conditions for Canterbury but hot and dry for those in the west. 

According to the Daily Highs at Hokitikia took the national high of 26 degrees on Sunday with Westport on 25 and Greymouth on 24. 

According to our researcher the May records for the coast are as follows: 22.6 for Hokitika, 21.7 for Westport Aero, 21.8 for Greymouth Aero.

Nelson reached 23 degrees while Haast made it to 22.

In contrast Christchurch shivered under cloudy skies and a high of just 13 degrees on Sunday while Timaru, Oamaru and Ashburton all failed to even make the teens, reaching just 11 degrees at their warmest point.

Darfield in Canterbury, epicentre of the September 4th 7.1 quake last year, had the nations lowest high, at just 10 degrees on Sunday.

– Image / Google Earth



gparker on 1/05/2011 10:27am

Seems like here in Canterbury we have had very few nor’westers for a few months now with north east and southerly conditions dominating and flip flopping from week to week. Would that be true?

sw on 1/05/2011 7:55pm

Yes the same in Auckland too,Easterlies and SW for us though we havent been enough south for southerlies as much as Chch

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