The mercury will climb into the 30s today in the east of New Zealand with Hawke’s Bay likely to be one of the hottest regions in the country with highs in the low 30s. Gisborne, Marlborough and Canterbury may all reach 30 degrees also.
Northern New Zealand will also have increasing humidity partially caused by Cyclone Gita which is well out at sea but will help make for higher ‘feels like’ temperatures. Overnight lows in the north will be above 20 degrees tonight too.
The Central North Island and Waikato are likely to climb into the late 20s with cloudy areas and some showers developing.
One of the coolest places today will likely be Queenstown with a high in the late teens or 20 degrees.
Image: 4pm Temperature map (click to see temperatures across the week) / Weathermap.co.nz