Cold change on its way as parts of South Island sizzle again

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Canterbury and Marlborough are again sweltering in hot temperatures today with Christchurch, Ashburton and Timaru about 30C or higher.

Sam Kerr, left, and his brother, Nathan Kerr at Christuch's Sumner Beach

Sam Kerr, left, and his brother, Nathan Kerr, at Sumner Beach in Christchurch yesterday. Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

By late morning Blenheim was also feeling the heat with the temperature gauge reaching 34.4C.

Rangiora, which holds the New Zealand record for the hottest day reached 34C today.

Eastern parts of the North Island have also been warming up, and Gisborne was expected to reach a high of 35C this afternoon.

But MetService meteorologist Tahlia Crabtree said the heat would not last.

“We’ve only got one more day of hot temperatures left, at least for the South Island. It’s looking like temperatures will drop quite significantly tonight with a cold front moving up the country later tonight.”

By mid-afternoon MetService said Timaru’s high of 33.2C had faded sharply as cloud covered the city.

It also pointed out the dramatic change in temperatures that was headed the South Island’s way with tomorrow’s high in Christchurch under half the 37C the city sweltered under last night.

Yesterday the mercury hit 37.5C at Ashburton Airport, 34.7C at Cooptown on Banks Peninsula and 33.7C in Methven as Canterbury experienced its hottest day of the summer.

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