Unseasonally warm weather likely to stick around

WeatherWatch head analyst Philip Duncan said temperatures today were not the norm. Photo / WeatherWatch
WeatherWatch head analyst Philip Duncan said temperatures today were not the norm. Photo / WeatherWatch

It's an unusually hot start to the month as temperatures soar for some areas across the country.

Temperatures this afternoon rose to 24C in Auckland and Christchurch was sitting on 27C.

WeatherWatch head analyst Philip Duncan said temperatures today were not the norm.

"It's not unusual for a warm day or a mild week or two but not normal for it to be day-after-day ... "

He said the reason for the warmer weather was because of the sub tropical flow helped boost temperatures and humidity and it would continue for another 10 days.

"It's like we're heading towards summer, rather than getting out of it," he said.

Auckland would likely have warm weather until the third week of May.

In the South Island temperatures would be between 18C to 24C, well above average.

"It's not normal weather.

"There's a mixture of hot and warmer to cooler days in the South Island."

Forecast

Whangarei

Today: Fine spells. Light winds. 24C.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, with light winds. 24C.

Auckland

Today: Fine spells, chance evening showers. Northerly breezes. 22C.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, chance shower after midday. Northwest breeze. 22C.

Tauranga

Today: Cloudy periods, few showers clear evening. Light winds. 21C.

Tomorrow: Morning cloud, then mostly sunny. Chance shower. Light winds. 22C.

Wellington

Today: Cloudy periods. Northwest strengthens, gust 90 km/h. 19C.

Tomorrow: Tomorrow: Occasional rain. Strong northwest gusting 90 km/h, easing. 19C.

Christchurch

Today: High cloud thickening. Gusty northerlies. 24C.

Tomorrow: A sunny day. Northeasterlies developing. 19C.

Dunedin

Today: High cloud. Brief afternoon rain. Gusty northerlies. 21C.

Tomorrow: A sunny day. Northeasterlies developing. 19C.

- NZ Herald

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