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South bakes

Sweltering temperatures hit the south today as expected. Sunshine with a little high cloud saw temperatures climb as high as the mid thirties.

Dunedin Airport topped the stakes with 34 degrees, Alexandra fried with 33, Timaru sizzled on 32 and Ashburton and Queenstown hit 30 officially.

Hanmer Springs and Culverden further north also cooked as the temperature climbed above 30 degrees.

Invercargill got close to the magical mark with 28 as did many other centres over central and southern areas of the Mainland

Main centres highs

Auckland 25
Tauranga 25
Hamilton 26
Wellington 24
Christchurch 25
Dunedin City 26

In some cases temperatures are still at the maximum of the day as the heat remain over southern areas.

Home image of a hot Dunedin Airport (Momona)where the thermometer hit 34 degrees today.


GuestPeter of Dunedin on 5/01/2013 10:05am

Max. temp. in Northeast Valley was 35.6deg C at around 2.30pm – beat that!

dominic on 5/01/2013 8:56am

“In some cases temperature are at the maximum of the day” well at 430 pm im sure they still are max temps under these conditions more often than not occur in that 330 to 430pm time.Now what is curious and news worthy is that @ 953pm its still 29.3 in Alex

LM on 5/01/2013 7:25am

In,gill did reach 30 at the airport after you posted this story.

Bruce Ahearn on 5/01/2013 6:25am

31.5 at staveley mid canterbury. Hottest January day since 2009.

deepsouthweather on 5/01/2013 5:01am

High cloud has cleared and temperature in Invercargill has jumped up. Currently 30.7 on our station. Metservice has also now at 30.0 at the airport.

LM on 5/01/2013 3:45am

Alex hit 33.5 right on 4pm my time, so they’ve hit 34 for the day in my book too!

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