© New Zealand Broadcasting School 2019

Scorcher forecast for St Patrick's Day

Lauren Jones

After a dismal wet wintery start to the week we are looking to hit the country's top high of 28 today.

Yesterday's temperatures around the country were in the sort of ho-hum 20s with a few places below that.

But don't hold your breath for a sunny weekend as Christchurch could be in for a slightly colder day tomorrow with showers predicted for the morning.