Sunny days to continue all week
A week of warm weather is being predicted for most of the North Island.
Tauranga will remain in the mid-20s with a high of 25 degrees on Saturday.
MetService meteorologist Alwyn Bakker says this is thanks to a low pressure system approaching Aotearoa from the Tasman.
“It slows to a crawl, as our resident ridge of high pressure holds it at bay.”
The fronts associated with this low make landfall in the South Island overnight on Tuesday, bringing rain to the West Coast, but weaken and stall out before they reach the North Island.
Auckland is predicted to consistently reach a maximum of 25°C every day this week.
The east coast of the South Island also has high temperatures in store this week. Although the West Coast is expecting a thorough soaking, the air in the northwest flow will dry and warm considerably as it travels over the Southern Alps.
The resulting foehn winds see Christchurch climbing to 31°C on Tuesday and remaining hot and dry through Wednesday.
Other east coast regions will also see temperatures in the high twenties until Thursday.