Temperatures fluctuated wildly from North Island to South Island Friday as nor’westers blew in the north and colder air moved up the south.
Hastings took the national high with 24 degrees while inland parts of the South Island, such as Manapouri and Te Anau, only made it to 8 degrees.
In the main centres Auckland and Hamilton felt warmer but reached 21 degrees with high humidity. Gisborne reached 22 while Napier did one better on 23.
Wellington climbed to 19 with north to north west winds gale at times, but in the South Island temperatures quickly went south.
Northern and western centres were mild climbing to around 17 degrees, but eastern and southern areas weren’t so warm. Christchurch made it to 13, Timaru 12, Dunedin 11 and Alexandra and Invercargill just 10.
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