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Cloud over far southern parts of the South Island with a warm front is bringing only the odd shower. Skies are clearer over the North Island and upper South Island as a ridge of high pressure builds.

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South Australia swelters through hottest early October day in 70 years; fire danger alerts issued

22:20 EDT

Adelaide has recorded one of its hottest October days in 70 years, with the temperature reaching 35.6 degrees Celsius, as Country Fire Service (CFS) crews battle blazes across the state.

Canberra experiences earliest 30C day, Tuggeranong has hottest October day since records began

21:16 EDT

Monday was the earliest October day to surpass 30 degrees Celsius in Canberra since records began in 1939.

Victoria's weather warms up as Melbourne experiences hottest start to spring on record

21:11 EDT

Melbourne has sweated through its hottest start to spring on record, with hot and blustery conditions expected to continue on Tuesday.