New Zealand is set for a heatwave this weekend

Summer 21/09/2017

Shake out the short shorts and stubbies team, because we're in for the first taste of Summer this weekend.

Yep. 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.

So, no need to feel guilty about doing nothing all day with that NZ House Party hangover, just roll out of bed and go bake in the sun... probably with a litre or three of water on hand. 

Newshub 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.

Fucking chur cuzzy.