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South Island hits 30 degrees, North Island 29

As exclusively predicted by parts of New Zealand hit 30 degrees today for the first time since spring started.

Both Blenheim and Alexandra climbed to 30 degrees under hot winds and mainly clear skies.

However a small shift in the wind direction meant eastern coastal parts of the South Island – predicted to reach near 30 – only made it to 20, such as Timaru, Oamaru and Ashburton.

Hotter conditions did, however, arrive earlier than expected in the North Island.  Masterton reached 25 degrees but it was further north that really took the heat.

Napier climbed to 29 degrees this afternoon with Hastings hitting 28. also exclusively predicted Auckland’s high today, of 22 degrees.

Tauranga reached 25.

Coolest today were Levin and Kapiti making just 16 degrees.



Guest on 14/11/2010 5:32pm

Gosh 29C or 30C: hardly that warm. Ha Noi is heading into winter and it’s still 29C during the day time and a very pleasant 16C or 17C early in the morning. Hardly enough to freeze one’s balls off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SW on 14/11/2010 12:25am

Theres a weather station in Whangarei on line it recorded 35.6c around 530 pm.The other day it was 33.something around the same time,an hour later it was only 24c,maybe its a tree shading when the sun goes around behind it by then after shining on the screen.

Dave on 13/11/2010 9:34pm

Perhaps you should do an article about the standard requirements for measuring temperature, Phil.

Unfortunately a lot of the cheap weather stations being set up do not have proper radiation shields, or are not sited properly, and so people think their temperatures are actually higher than they really are…

Sarah B on 13/11/2010 8:45am

To Dave, I actually don’t care whether you believe it or not, Ive got better things to do than make up a top temp. :o)

Dave on 13/11/2010 9:28am

I never said you made it up, my guess is the reading came from a poorly sited thermometer or weather station.

Melissa on 13/11/2010 8:00am

It was cool and dull here in Kapiti today, i did almost! think about putting on the heater at one stage, bit of a shock after a muggy 22 yesterday!
It was so dark this morning with the drizzle, that some of my patients I was sitting up for breakfast thought I was the night nurse waking them up early!

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