On Sunday the official temperature at the Wellington International Airport was 25°C, however some areas in the city reached 29°C.
Monday will reach a pleasant high of 24°C, says Metservice, but the real heatwave will hit on Tuesday where temperatures at the aiport will soar to 27°C; meaning 30+ temperatures for inland parts of the city.
The high temperatures and blue skies will last till Friday, when Metservice expects Wellington’s first decent rain of the year to set in.
Perhaps for the first time, Wellington will be among one of the hottest places in the country. Hamilton is set to score temperatures into the low 30s, as is Palmerston North and parts of the New Plymouth district.
The city could easily break it’s record temperature of 31.1°C, while the Hutt will have to warm above 38°C to refresh its far higher record.