Temperatures in the mid 20s in eastern and central parts of the mainland this afternoon have given southerners another final taste of summer before daylight saving finishes this weekend.
Dunedin and Ashburton are currently nudging 25 degrees with the prospect of temperatures possibly going a little higher.
A nor’wester is responsble for the hike in temperature and warm conditions are expected to continue over the next 24-48 hours due to the fohn wind.
Stonger norwesters are currently hitting parts of the far south and although the mercury isn’t quite as high as their northern neighbours, blustery conditions are making it a little more unpleasant.
Main centres at 1.15pm
The wind has picked up in Wellington as expected and the second day of the cricket test between New Zealand and India resumes shortly after the lunch break with NZ 64/2 in reply to Indian total of 379.