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Temperatures weren’t quite as mild nationally as the previous couple of days, due mainly to a refreshing southerlymoving up the eastern part of the country and it kept a lid on thermometers reaching too high.

Although not too many showers fell for those exposed to the south wind, the wind certainly ‘felt’ cooler for many.

Today, the top spots were 2 rural towns with Kawerau in the north and Murchison in the south claiming the honours, with a high of 18 degrees.

Canterbury for the third time this week felt the cold with many centres there recording single figure highs and the lowest in the land was Hanmer Springs and Darfield with just 7.

To the 5 main centres and Auckland got to 15 degrees, Hamilton climbed to 17, Wellington 13, Christchurch only 9 and Dunedin managed 11 degrees.

Over the weekend, a lot of sunshine is in the forecast with a few showers peppering the far north and one or two in the west, but compared to a number of previous weekends, this certainly looks like a touch of Spring!.

Weather Analyst Richard Green

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