25 Sep 2017

The Queensland Heatwave and its impact on NZ

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:23 pm on 25 September 2017

Daylight saving has started with a bang, bringing unseasonably warm weather from across the Tasman.

While parts of New Zealand have already hit 20 degrees today Australia is facing some of its highest temperatures for September in decades.

Residents in the state of Queensland have been warned to stay inside during the day as the mercury rises past 30 degrees.

Adam Blazak from Australia's Bureau for Meterology explains what is going on.

And we talk to NIWA forecaster Seth Carrier on why that's contibuting to the gale northerlies and thunderstorms hitting parts of the country.

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