Weather typo has Timaru sweltering
The 89C high predicted for Timaru on the MetService website this morning is in fact an error.
There will be no such apocalyptic weather event.
MetService media and communications meteorologist Daniel Corbett said the correct predicted high for today is 9C.
He put the error down to a possible typo.
‘‘I can easily get that fixed. We probably put an extra 8 there.
‘‘Eighty-nine deg C is not quite right. [If it was] we’d be going ‘oh my gosh’.’’
He said the cloud would clear today to reach a high of 9. The error was corrected promptly on the website.
Timaru’s hottest temperature on record is 40.3 degC reached just before 4pm on Sunday, February 6 last year. That temperature broke the nearly 40-year record of 39.7 recorded in February 1973.
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