NZ set to get warmer temperatures from this weekend

NZ 04/08/2017

A taste of spring is on its way for much of country this weekend and early next week.

MetService says a change in wind direction will bring northerly winds accompanied by warm, summer-like temperatures.

While 30degC days aren't forecast, many regions around the country are set for double digit sunshine with some chances of rain, instead of a wintry cold weekend.

The east coast of both islands are looking to be in the best position to soak in the rays, with 20degC forecast for areas such as Napier and Hastings on Monday.

Cloud over the west coast means they're likely to miss out on the good weather with rain forecast.

Temperatures (highs) across the country on Sunday and Monday:

  • Invercargill 14degC, 15degC
  • Dunedin 14degC, 15degC
  • Alexandra 12degC, 13degC
  • Queenstown 11degC, 13degC
  • Ashburton 16degC, 17degC
  • Christchurch 16degC, 17degC
  • Kaikoura 15degC, 18degC
  • Blenheim 14degC, 17degC
  • Nelson 14degC, 15degC
  • Wellington 12degC, 14degC
  • Palmerston North 14degC, 17degC
  • Napier/Hastings 16degC, 20degC
  • Gisborne 16degC, 19degC
  • New Plymouth 14degC, 16degC
  • Tauranga 15degC, 17degC
  • Auckland 16degC, 17degC