Christchurch, New Zealand: Coldest day in 130 years of records

Coldest day in 130 years of records
7 June 2012

The National Institute of Water amd Atmospheric Research says the paltry maximum temperature of 0.4 degrees Celsius at Christchurch Airport in the official 24-hour period from 9am yesterday to 9am today is the lowest in more than 130 years of record-keeping.

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New Zealand: Mercury plunges to record lows

Mercury plunges to record lows
Jul 14, 2010

An extreme cold snap has broken temperature records and produced what are likely to be the country’s coldest nights this year.

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research said the past few days had seen some of the lowest temperatures on record.

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NZ: ‘Unusual’ chill set to ease

‘Unusual’ chill set to ease
1 June 2009

A cold snap has struck South Canterbury, with blizzard-type conditions hitting parts of the region.

MetService staff said temperatures were bitterly cold in the South Island, with a high of just 6 degrees in Timaru yesterday.

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