Warming up quickly out there today. As I write the temp is a decent 31.6C, but the apparent temp is already heading towards 40c. That’s the impact of the high humidity levels out there. The good news? We’ve got a cool change coming in for Thursday. There’s even the chance of some showers and storms from today right through Wednesday. Forecast totals below, note the focus over the hills with much less as you head towards the coast…similar story to much of summer:
The peak of the heat looks like hitting on Wednesday – you usually see the focus of the heat just before the change comes through (as the change itself pulls more heat across from inland before it arrives):
Beyond that we could see some showers closer to the coast. There is a cyclone likely to move west across the Coral Sea over the coming week, but right now every model shows it swinging south across New Zealand with no threat to the east coast.