High temperatures expected across country
Warm air from Australia is set to make its way to New Zealand from Sunday. With it will be windy weather and maybe the odd shower.
MetService said forecasts will vary across the country, with high temperatures from 18 degrees, to 24 degrees in Napier/Hastings and Kaikoura.
"Warm air is coming over the Tasman Sea, being directed onto New Zealand from the northwest," MetService meteorologist Tom Bell said.
"With that, the heat will bring quite strong winds throughout the east of the country, with northwest gales on Sunday and Monday."
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the Australian Government forecaster, parts of New South Wales will reach temperatures above 30 degrees, including 33 degrees in Sydney on Saturday. In Queensland, Brisbane will reach 35 degrees on Sunday .
Bell said so far the September rainfall was well above average compared to last year.
He said there could still be some showers on Sunday and Monday in the western areas of New Zealand with rain moving up the country.
"It will still feel quite humid in some areas," he said.
Saturday's weather for last day of voting for the election looked good, with most of the country dry.
"Things are starting to warm up from Saturday with highs are the North Island around 16 to 18 degrees and 15 to 17 mark in the South Island.
"It will be reasonably mild for the big voting day."
Christchurch and Dunedin were forecast to reach 21C on Sunday, with Christchurch expected to hit 23C on Monday.