A nor’wester is set to return today lifting temperatures greatly in some eastern and northern centres.
As of 6am it was sunny in Christchurch, following what was a fairly cloudy week with only modest temperatures.
Today the garden city should climb into the mid to late 20s under a brisk nor’wester set to develop during the day. Inland parts of Canterbury may hit 30.
Yesterday Christchurch had a strong nor’easter and 21 degrees.
Blenheim is another centre that should also benefit from the nor’west wind change, reaching the late 20s predicts WeatherWatch.co.nz.
Gisborne will also likely hit the mid to late 20s after a week of offshore winds that have lowered the temperatures.
Most other regions should climb into the low 20s with only Invercargill not expected to climb over 17.