7 Jan 2020

Five cities reach record temperatures in 2019

From Summer Report, 8:52 am on 7 January 2020

Parts of New Zealand experienced their warmest year ever in 2019, with some records going back more than 150 years.

Climate scientist Jim Salinger said warmer years are becoming more frequent as the Earth continues to see the effects of greenhouse gas emissions.

Across the country, the Chatham Islands lead the way - recording temperatures 1.7 degrees above average.

Anan Zaki reports.