Heatwave for some parts of NZ next week, highs up to 34 degrees possible (+7 Temperature Maps)

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Temperatures will be consistently higher than average in some parts of New Zealand from this Sunday through much of next week with 30+ temperatures forecast, says WeatherWatch.co.nz.

For the most part many regions will have daily highs between 27 and 32 degrees, some a degree or two higher and lower.

It will be quite the contrast from this week which has had two significant temperature drops on Monday and again today.

Next week is consistently warmer but a slight cool down is likely in the very south later on Thursday PM or Friday.


Here are the hottest places from this Sunday, through next week (From south to north):

  • Northern Southland - Mid to late 20s.
  • Central Otago - Low 30s
  • Canterbury - Late 20s, possibly 30
  • Nelson & Marlborough: 30 to 34
  • Gisborne & Hawke's Bay and eventually Manawatu: Late 20s, early 30s
  • King Country: Early 30s
  • Waikato: Around 30
  • Auckland: Mid to late 20s (overnight lows around 20 too)
  • BOP: Late 20s, possibly 30 inland
  • Northland: Late 20s


Comparing today's mid afternoon temperatures with the hotter weather coming in from this Sunday and across next week:








- Maps by Weathermap.co.nz

- By Philip Duncan, WeatherWatch.co.nz