24 Jan 2020

Weather: Most of NZ set for sweltering hot weekend

From Checkpoint, 5:51 pm on 24 January 2020

It's time to get the togs out and hit the beaches, as much of the country is set to bake in sweltering temperatures this weekend.

MetService says temperatures are expected reach 30 degrees in the eastern parts of the North and South Islands.

But the heat comes with a number of warnings - with fire crews on high alert, as the risk of bushfires grow significantly.

RNZ reporter Anan Zaki has more.