Weather bureau tells territorians prepare to sweat their nerves
The sun has come out this morning with a strong heat warning for New Zealand, with the mercury expected to hit -40C in Wellington.
The Bureau of Meteorology said New Zealanders had been preparing to sweat and even break out the sunscreen.
A new heatwave warning is in effect for Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin, with some parts of the southern hemisphere forecast to be blanketed in hot weather over the weekend.
Some areas will see temperatures rise as much as eight degrees in some locations, the bureau warned.
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New Zealand was supposed to experience around 30 centimetres of rain during the heatwave period, but it has now dropped to 27%. The weather has also resulted in power cuts to some parts of the country.
Bureau of Meteorology weather office카지노 사이트r Joni McBride said the high heatwave was expected to persist well into Monday morning, with high pressure off the west coast of Australia forming a trough that would bring cooler and lower air into New Zealand.
Bureau spokeswoman Jane Smith said the high pressure off the east coast of Australia was expected to drop by about 20cm by Sunday morning, giving a better chance for rain to reach the country.
She said the high pressure was expected to drop into New Zealand, with some parts of the country potentially experiencing a high temperature around 10 degrees Celsius.
Smith said a large number of flights from 우리카지노Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra were cancelled across New Zealand this morning.
“Winds around the southern parts of the country are forecast to be variable, with strong south-west winds coming through to the north. Wind gusts were predicted to peak around 4mmapronx at times, but could be lower as the day progresses,” she said.
Smith was due to head to Auckland Airport today to report the conditions.
She said there were concerns about the health of the vulnerable population in the high winds area of the country.
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