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Heatwave pushes temperatures towards 35C in upper South Island & eastern North Island (+5Maps)

UPDATED 12:03pm — It was 30 degrees by 9am, by noon it’s closer to 35 degrees in some parts of New Zealand as the heatwave kicks in. 

While western New Zealand is cloudy and cooler those that are inland or sheltered to the west have hot weather, especially the upper South Island which said last week would likely be one of the hottest, if not the hottest, part of NZ to be in on Monday.

Highs today will reach the mid 30s around Nelson and Marlborough today and maybe even Hawke’s Bay too.

Inland parts of the South Island, despite varying cloud covers, may also be in the late 20s and early 30s.

Thick cloud in western coastal areas have temperatures nearly 10 degrees lower. While Auckland is mild today, along with Taranaki, the daytime highs won’t be too impressive but overnight lows will be mild for the next few nights with humidity levels up too.

Click the observations map for LIVE temperatures (This map taken at 9:45am Monday)






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