The string of high temperatures in the last few days over the country is set to remain across much of the North Island again today but temperatures should be down a peg or two in the south.
Yesterday temperatures sky rocketed across much of the nation with temperatures once more in the high 20s but also well into the 30s in a number of regions too.Canterbury was top of the list yet again with Darfield frying on 35 degrees but many other thermometers up and down the country recorded higher readings, especially in some inland areas.
Today should see the thermometer fall across Canterbury, Otago and Southland, however it’s still likely to remain well into the twenties for many.
Tuesday should see some liquid sunshine creep across the mainland and also pepper a few areas in the North Island too as the temperatures slide to about average for late January, if not a tad cooler for this time of year, which will bring welcome relief for many.
Don’t hold your breath for too long though as one or two computer models suggest that the heat may return by the end of the week for a number of us and next weekend could be into the 30s again, particularly out east.
Weather Analyst – Richard Green