Christchurch today: Hot weather curtailed

It's official: Christchurch sizzled, reaching 32C

NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 07:48 20/01/2014
Taylor's Mistake
Daniel Tobin

HOT SUMMER: Beach-goers enjoy the sun at Taylor's Mistake beach.

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Welcome to a wrap of what's happening in Christchurch today.

WEATHER

Christchurch officially sizzled yesterday, experiencing its hottest day of the summer so far.

Metservice today confirmed the city was the second-hottest place in the country yesterday, with 32.5C recorded at Christchurch Airport between 3pm and 4pm.

Yesterday's high was only the third time temperatures have exceeded 30 degrees in Christchurch this summer.

The city recorded just over 30C on December 6, while January 16 reached 32C.

Napier Airport was slightly hotter than Christchurch yesterday, recording 33.2C.

Elsewhere in Canterbury, 30.9C was recorded at Ashburton Airport and New Brighton Pier. 

The hottest temperature ever officially recorded in Christchurch was 42C in February 1973.

A high of 18 degrees Celsius is expected today, with cloud and a freshening easterly forecast.

Metservice has forecast occasional rain or drizzle tomorrow, with easterly breezes and another high of 18C likely.

On Wednesday, the sun is set to return, bringing a high of 24C and dying northeasterlies.

Thursday and Friday could bring showers, however, with highs of 21C and 19C respectively. 

TRAFFIC

No traffic incidents have been reported by police in Christchurch this morning. 

WHAT'S ON

Tanya Mariel Iniguez is exhibiting an exclusive collection of photographs following the development of Agropolis, Christchurch's first urban farm. Check it out at Art Box, 270 St Asaph St.

Mario: Queen of the Circus is a buskers show not to be missed. A festival regular, Mario will be performing today at 1.30pm at the Mini Beyond Normal Stage at Hagley Park.

 

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