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Headline: Record-breaking mid-winter warmth | NIWA

NIWA Meteorologist Ben Noll takes a north-to-south look at the record-breaking warm temperatures experienced by Kiwis during the winter solstice.

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Temperature records for June 20-22 (including Winter Solstice):

Monday 20 June

  • Whanganui, max temp record of 18.7°C  (besting 17.8°C)

Tuesday 21 June

  • Kaitaia, mildest 21 June overnight (temp didn’t drop below 14°C at night)
  • Auckland, mildest overnight (temp didn’t drop below 13.5°C)
  • Tauranga, mildest overnight (temp didn’t drop below 13.5°C)
  • New Plymouth, mildest overnight (temp didn’t drop below 12.2°C)
  • Taupo, mildest overnight (temp didn’t drop below 9.9°C)
  • Kaikoura, max temp record of 18.2 (besting 18.0°C)
  • Christchurch, mildest overnight (temp didn’t drop below 8.8°C) [10th mildest June night on record]

Wednesday 22 June

  • Auckland, mildest overnight (temp didn’t drop below 13.2°C)
  • Hamilton, max temp record of 18.1°C (besting 17.1°C)
  • Gisborne, max temp record of 19.8°C (besting 19.4°C)
  • Whanganui, max temp record of 19.1°C (besting 18.1°C)
  • Kaikoura, max temp record of 23°C (besting 18.4°C) [6th warmest June day on record]
  • Waipara, max temp record of 22.1°C (besting 18.9) [4th warmest June day on record]
  • Christchurch, max temp record of 21.8°C (besting 18.2°C) [7th warmest June day on record]
  • Christchurch, mildest overnight (temp didn’t drop below 9.6°C)
  • Dunedin, max temp record of 18.3°C (besting 17.4°C)
  • Queenstown, max temp record of 15.1°C (besting 14.2°C)
  • Invercargill, max temp record of 18.3°C (besting 14.4°C) [6th warmest June day on record]

Contact

Ben Noll
NIWA meteorologist
ph. 09-375-6334