If you thought 2018 was rather warm in Hastings, then you were right – it was the city’s warmest year on record.
It was NZ’s second warmest year on record, Wairoa’s third warmest and Napier’s sixth warmest.
It’s part of an overall warming trend, which a leading climate scientist says is a “wake-up call” for politicians to take action.
In its annual summary released on Tuesday, Niwa said 2018’s mean of 13.41C was 0.8C above its records since 1909, equalling 1998.
Photo: Deyjha Retikaukau enjoys the Cornwall Park splash pad in Hastings during hot summer weather. Photo / Paul Taylor
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Posted: 11 January 2019