Aotearoa is set for a heatwave this weekend

What's Fresh 21/09/2017

Break out the jandals, because we're in for the first signs of summer.

This weekend Aotearoa is suspected to reap the benefits from Australia's recent heatwave as it drifts from Sydney, across the Tasman Sea and hits both the North Island & South Island on Sunday and Monday respectively.

NZ Herald has reported that the temperatures in Oz are predicted to soar as high as 40C through inland New South Wales, and Sydney may hit 36C. Their Government forecaster, the Bureau of Meteorology, reported it would be the first time in history the state has reached 40C in the month of September.

The heatwave should lose around 10C by the time it reaches New Zealand, making for balmy temperatures in the late 20Cs and early 30Cs, WeatherWatch head analyst Philip Duncan said.