6 May 2022

NZ set for warmest winter in history, ocean temperatures high

From Checkpoint, 6:07 pm on 6 May 2022

New Zealand is set for its warmest winter in history with ocean temperatures in the upper north island still in their early twenties.

NIWA says coastal sea temperatures were unusually warm for the month of April with some areas almost three degrees warmer than average.

Lisa Owen asks NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll if a balmy 22C in Auckland means winter is off.