Wellington Scoop

28 degrees in Kapiti; fine weather forecast for Christmas Day

Raumati South beach today – photo by Callum Llewellyn
Is the Kapiti Coast the warmest place in New Zealand today? A temperature of 28 was recorded at lunchtime, and locals said it felt much warmer.

The official MetService website shows Kapiti temperatures expected to continue high for the rest of the day, falling to a comfortable 24 at 6pm.

And Wellington – the MetService official temperature was 20 at midday, with 22 at 2pm and 23 at 4pm. Again, locals in crowded supermarkets and carparks say it feels much warmer.

For Christmas Day, MetService has been constantly revising its Wellington forecast. It now looks pretty good – partly cloudy with some sunshine and a maximum of 26 degrees. Warmer than today! And no rain till Boxing Day.

Photo by Callum Llewellyn