New Zealand’s southern-most city, Invercargill, has had its hottest day on record – with the temperature hitting 32.3°C this afternoon.
New Zealand MetService said the temperature at Invercargill’s airport reached 32.3° at around 5pm.
Before today, the hottest temperature Invercargill had ever experienced was 32.2°. that had been set in 1921.
According to national records, since 1905 there have only been 14 times in January that Invercargill temperatures have only reached or exceeded 30°.
Invercargill wasn’t the only southern hotspot. Balclutha, Lumsden, Gore and Alexandra have all experienced temperatures of at least 30°.