Christchurch has had a pretty good run of warm weather, with days in the high 20s. Today's another warm northwester, with a possibility of thunderstorms as the next southerly arrives later this afternoon. At present (11.45 am) it's reached the predicted 26oC, with only 34% humidity so it's quite pleasant, not at all sticky and uncomfortable.
Yesterday we went and had a dip (a brief one) at Waimairi Beach, but it wasn't pleasant swimming conditions; there was a confused surf with a strong N-S flow along the beach, and big holes and ridges in the sand. Still, it was good to cool off, and nice to be in the sea.