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Record highs could be on the way for parts of Central Otago as a high pressure system settles over the region this week.
MetService meteorologist Tom Bell said the temperature at Wanaka Airport reached 25.9degC yesterday but would have been warmer in sheltered areas and close to buildings.
He said today’s maximum would be 23degC and tomorrow’s 24degC but Wednesday and Thursday could reach 27degC.
Alexandra looks to be even warmer, the forecaster picking 28degC for Wednesday and Thursday there, while temperatures in Queenstown were tipped to be in the low to mid-20s all week.
Dunedin was slightly cooler but could still expect pleasant days and temperatures around 20degC as the week wore on.
Mr Bell said the average temperature for Wanaka in November in the previous decade was 18.6degC.
The highest temperature on record was 26.9degC in 1997 so if it did reach 27 on Wednesday and Thursday ''we are into record highs", he said.
The warm weather has been attributed to a high pressure system that is "hanging around".