Soaring Into The High Twenties
MetService meteorologists are forecasting daytime highs to again reach into the high twenties today about the interior of the South Island. For about the next week, warm, mostly dry and sunny conditions are expected in eastern districts from Bay of Plenty to Central Otago.
"It's all due to New Zealand being an anticyclone-friendly region at the moment," commented MetService Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. "Warm dry air is likely to linger until the anticyclones move away, which we expect to happen late in November. When the wind flow over the South Island turns northwest, as today, temperatures in inland Otago and Canterbury soar."
Mr. McDavitt added that this system is bringing very high UV levels as well. "All this warm sunshine is enjoyable and welcome after such a windy October. However we should also remember that we are now moving into the month with the longest days and this is the time to take the greatest protection against the harmful affects of UV."