A rain radar for Otago is still not on the agenda of the
Farmers have welcomed this week's reprieve from a long hot
One of the driest Januaries in more than 100 years has
resulted in an "extreme" and "severe" lack of soil moisture
across all of the North Island.
A sweltering night led to another hot summer day in Otago
yesterday - the 11th day out of 12 when the region recorded a
temperature above 20degC.
The golden weather being enjoyed by much of the country will
come to an end early next week, but it will be back, says the
The country will continue to swelter, as temperatures in some
areas reach at least 30C today.
Aucklanders can expect more easterly breezes and cloudy skies
over the long weekend - and it's likely to be little
different in popular holiday spots like Northland and
The warm settled weather looks set to continue for most of
the country as children prepare to go back to school.
Umbrellas and raincoats will be needed for a few more days,
especially in the mainland, before settled weather finally
arrives, MetService says.
Thunderstorms are forecast for the lower North Island today
(Thur) with strong winds and large hail possible.
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