New Zealand has experienced one of the warmest winters since records began in the mid-19th century.
The average temperature for July and August was 9.5C. The normal average during this time is 8.3C.
Temperatures in Auckland and around the North Island were usually around 15C in August, but had been getting up to 18C, 19C and the early 20s.
The Niwa climate centre says the above average temperatures in August would also bring warmer than normal temperatures next month and in October.
Rainfall around the country is forecast to be normal during spring and there would still be frosty conditions in some parts.
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