Following three days of record high temperatures in parts of Southland and Otago of New Zealand, finally, some relief in form of rain is expected to occur in the lower South Island locales today.
New Zealand’s southernmost tip, Invercargill beat a 100-year old record for its hottest day on Sunday, with the temperature mounting to 32.3°C. Similarly, Dunedin Airport also booked a new record for observing the highest temperature at 35°C yesterday.
However, as per the Met Department, the exceptional hot spell is set to end today, with scattered rains occurring and temperatures settling in the low 20s for Otago and Southland. Moreover, there are chances of storms in Southland as well.