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The battle of the main centres

The Xmas and New year period has seen some varied weather with warm conditions in the north and changeable conditions in others regions, with some extremes in the south. 

Since Xmas Eve, Auckland has experienced a temperature difference of just 4 degrees for the daily highs whereas the southern cities of Christchurch and Dunedin have seen it vary more than 15 degrees!

Dunedinites have had the hottest and coldest weather but on average sneak ahead of their northern neighbour, which may come as a surprise to red and black residents whereas Tauranga has topped Auckland for the warmest main centre in the last week over the 2009 Xmas holiday period.

7day period starting on the left with Xmas Eve

Auckland           23   25   27   25   26  23  23

Hamilton            24   25   25  24   22   22  22

Tauranga           24   24   28   27  27   24  25

Wellington          21   21   22   18  22   21  22

Christchurch     23   25   29   15  18  24  18

Dunedin              22   32   22   18   20  22  15


Tim on 30/12/2009 11:41pm

Guttered that Dunners has beaten Chch!!

Jim on 30/12/2009 11:38pm

Having lived in all 6 cities, I would go with Dunedin surprisingly. The changeable and cool weather compliments the character of the city. Love it.

pete on 30/12/2009 9:18pm

well there is snow on the hills round hanmer springs this morning an yet tomoro in chch we are looking at 28! go figure!!

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