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Hot in the city: Temperature records broken across Canterbury –

Rangiora holds on to its top temperature record, but only by the skin of its teeth.



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New Zealands hottest temperature of 42.3 degrees Celsius in Rangiora in February 1973 remains in place, but a few contenders got close to the mark on Tuesday.
Ashburton and Temuka made it to the top 10 temperatures of all time in New Zealand, with 40.2C and 40.1C respectively.
Akaroa recorded its hottest temperature of all time, peaking at 38C, while Cheviot also had its hottest day, tipping the thermometer at 39C.
Ella Porter cools off in the tide during Tuesdays heatwave.
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