The North and South Island’s have two very different weather set ups today, with hot, humid, conditions over the north and cooler, drier, weather in the south.
Hottest region this hour is Bay of Plenty with all main centres in the mid 20s, coupled with high humidity the ‘feels like’ temperature would be around 30 degrees says WeatherWatch.co.nz.
Auckland is also approaching the mid 20s with mostly cloudy skies. If some sunnier spells creep in this afternoon the city is likely to hit 27 degrees.
But the South Island is certainly cooler, with Christchurch only on 16 degrees heading into lunchtime and Akaroa at the end of Banks Peninsula on just 13 degrees with cool winds blowing off the sea.
Southland and Otago are cool also with temperatures ranging from 13 to 19.
Humidity will again be a factor for northern New Zealand tonight – with levels increasing even more by Friday after a sub-tropical low drifts by to the west, pulling down a very humid wind flow from the Gold Coast / Coral Sea area.
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