A hot nor’wester preceding a weak cold front is bumping temperatures in the South Island. Weather analyst Richard Green, who’s based in Christchurch, says it’s certainly hot today. “Dunedin was at 25 degrees at 4 this morning, while last night at 7:30 Invercargill was at 28 degrees”.
Christchurch reached 33 in the past hour, while further north parts of northern Wairarapa have just reached 31 degrees.
But a cold southerly is moving up the South Island and Dunedin has dropped to a more wintry 14 degrees while Invercargill shivers on 12 and Lumsden is on a staggering 10 degrees.