Auckland has recorded its most humid day since 1999.
The last week has been very humid in the North Island of New Zealand and on Friday, Auckland was more humid than Nandi in Fiji.
According to NIWA’s records Friday has been the most humid day since January 31, 1999, and the third most humid day since records began in 1965.
The day that topped both was June 26, 1990.
The reason for the humidity was the warm, moist air that had flowed down from the tropics.
Auckland struggles to get rid of the warm air because unlike some other parts of New Zealand, the city did not have the hills or mountains that would otherwise dry out air when passing over the top.
Humidity usually peaks at night, then drops during the day when water particles are evaporated by the sun.