New Zealand Satellite/Lightning
New Zealand Satellite Notes
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.
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.
Monday was the earliest October day to surpass 30 degrees Celsius in Canberra since records began in 1939.
Melbourne has sweated through its hottest start to spring on record, with hot and blustery conditions expected to continue on Tuesday.