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Temperatures vary across the country

Clear skies or warm winds are helping boost temperatures across New Zealand this afternoon but a few places are still dealing with chilly air.

Blenheim soared to 31 degrees taking the national high with Christchurch reaching 28.

See today’s national highs here.

Earlier below story (from 3pm)

This hour with 24 in Gisborne and Christchurch.  It’s 23 in Whitianga and 22s are dotted around several northern centres.

Wellington is on 18 with a strong northerly developing. It’s 18 also in Hawera , New Plymouth, Napier, and Taupo and 19 in Wanganui and Palmerston North.

But in the South Island the winds are yet to turn nor’west so some coastal areas remain cool.  It’s just 14 in Dunedin with a southerly and a sou’easter in Oamaru has also kept the temperature at 14 this hour.

Rain and westerlies have kept Queenstown chilly on 12 degrees while Invercargill has 14.



Sarah B on 8/12/2009 5:59am

We managed just over 26 degrees here at 3 oclock this afternoon in South East Auckland….. lovely down on the beach this afternoon….could do with just a couple degrees warmer then would be perfect! :o)

David New Brighton on 8/12/2009 3:42am

Hi, We managed a respectable 27 Deg C here with a light ENE and a little bit of high cloud…but I believe it has hit 29 Deg in some western suburbs of the city with the onset of the nor’wester…

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