Air being pulled down from the sub-tropics is the reason Aucklanders and others across northern New Zealand are feeling the heat.
As of 8:20pm humidity was around 88% in Auckland with an air temperature of 22 degrees int he city. WeatherWatch.co.nz says that the “feels like” temperature is around 28 degrees right now in the city.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says the overnight low will be around 20 degrees, with the coolest suburbs reaching just 18.
Humidity will make most places feel like the mid 20s overnight tonight.
On top of the warmth and high humidity there is basically no wind – meaning a restless sleep for many.
The humid weather is likely to remain for a number of days yet, right across the North Island, but especially hot in the northern half of the island.