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July breaks temperature records

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 24/07/2016
NIWA says several centres across the country have smashed records for warm July weather, with some places recording more than twenty degrees. © Hannah Peters/Getty Images NIWA says several centres across the country have smashed records for warm July weather, with some places recording more than twenty degrees.

Move over winter - July temperature records across the country have been smashed.

Several centres set new records on Saturday and Sunday, according to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research.

Christchurch hit 22.3C on Saturday, warmer than a typical January high and making it the third-warmest July on record.

Canterbury towns Rangiora, Waipara, Cheviot also hit the early twenties, and Waiau celebrated its warmest July on record at 21.7C.

In the North Island, Auckland hit 18.8C on Saturday at 3am - an average maximum temperature for November.

Napier toppled its 1942 record of 20.3C, up to 21.8C on Saturday.

Wairoa broke its warmest July minimum temperature, up to 15.8C.

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