Blue skies graced Dunedin for the start of this month, a stark change from a wet October.
Niwa forecaster Nava Fedaeff, of Auckland, said temperatures hit 29.4degC in Musselburgh on Saturday, making it, along with one other day, the fourth-highest November temperature since records began in the suburb in 1947.
The next day was “slightly cooler” at 27.6degC.
The hot temperatures followed a wet October.
In Musselburgh, 121mm of rain fell in October, nearly twice the October average of 62mm.
On average, Dunedin has about 10 rain days – where there is more than 1mm of rainfall – in October.
While Dunedin had 19 rain days last month, no records were set.
“It is not in the top four wettest Octobers on record . You’ve had wetter,” Ms Fedaeff said.