Farewell summer? Warm temperatures on the way out

Enjoy the hot summer days while you can, because after Waitangi day, temperatures are set to cool down, forecasters say.

MetService is forecasting temperatures up to 30degC for the next few days. However, on Wednesday a cool southerly will sweep the country, bringing with it some relief from the heat.

Monday is set to be warm across most of the country, with several eastern towns and cities likely to get record afternoon temperatures over 30degC on Monday and Tuesday, MetService says.

According to Weather Watch, Auckland will be "mostly sunny" on Monday, as well as Waikato and the Bay of Plenty. The lower North Island and South Island will also have some sun with a "mix of cloud".

A front is then expected to move over southern New Zealand on Tuesday and the remainder of the country on Wednesday, which is Waitangi Day, followed by "a cool southerly change".

"The front could bring brief heavy rain to Fiordland and South Westland, but weakens quickly as it moves northwards so is unlikely to provide much relief to the drier pastures further north," MetService said. 


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