If you’re having trouble sleeping because of the heat then things are about to get worse for you. A large pool of humid, tropical, air is about to sweep down over the country, pushing overnight lows above 20 degrees in northern parts. The Radio Network’s head weather analyst Philip Duncan says those north of Waikato will have some very warm nights on the way. “For the next several nights low in Waikato, Auckland and Northland will be around 20 to 22 degrees, coupled with high humidity it will feel closer to 30. For many it will make for very uncomfortable sleeping”.
Duncan says a tropical storm near Vanuatu is expected to move towards Fiji before curving around and moving to New Zealand. “By then it is likely to be absorbed by another low near New Zealand bringing high humidity, strong winds and plenty of tropical warmth”. He says boaties right across the country should pay particular attention to the latest marine forecasts for the next 7 days.
By mid next week the low is expected to drift down the South Island’s west coast. “No significant rain is expected for parched farms in Canterbury, Southland and Otago but Marlborough and Nelson farmers should see some a few days of showers”.