Summer is finally coming back to most parts of country with
long, hot afternoons forecast and little rain for farmers.
A large anticyclone is currently pushing in from the west
bringing mostly sunny skies, cool mornings and hot afternoons
across the country, WeatherWatch said.
Southland and Otago are also enjoying the sunnier weather,
but a southerly is approaching, bringing cooler temperatures.
Daytime highs in coastal Southland and Otago would slip from
the low to mid 20s on Wednesday, to just 15 degrees on
Thursday, affecting both Invercargill and Dunedin,
The southerly was expected to will fall apart when it hits
the South Island overnight Wednesday and into Thursday
Despite mostly dry weather forecast for the rest of the week,
temperatures will hang around the mid teens into the first
few days of February, WeatherWatch said.
Rain would weaken to drizzle and patchy showers as it moved
north on Thursday, delivering very little to farmers, gardens
and those in need of rain water.