Hot days and humid nights are back, until February at least

Newshub, Wellington

January 24, 2018

The thunderstorms and heavy rain that lashed the North Island on Tuesday are over, leaving New Zealand with hot and humid conditions.

Temperatures around the country are expected to spike over 30° C, leading to sweltering days.

Escape to the beach

Kiwis are pouring to the beaches to escape the heat – although the warm sea temperatures mean it is harder to cool off.

However, there is no escape from the sleepless nights.

On Monday (January 22), night, humidity levels reached the highest point measured this summer, well into the uncomfortable range.

Temperature overnight have remained above an average 18.6° C since January 1, 2018. Wellington has had average overnight temperatures of 16.1 ° C.

It is the perfect breeding conditions for mosquitos, which thrive in the warm and wet.

Worse, the sticky weather is expected to last well into February.

Indian Newslink has published the above report by a Special Arrangement with www.rnz.co.nz

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Weather as at 930 am today.

Image Courtesy; MetService, New Zealand

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