Humidity is predicted to get worse in Northland as the week unfolds. But wait — the mercury is likely to drop a wee bit with the possibility of heavy rain and even thunderstorms this weekend.

Hot? Brace yourself - it's going to get hotter.

Northland is baking with summer-like weather, having some basking in the unseasonal warmth but others bracing for the prospect this might set the tone for months to come.

There are concerns over low water levels, particularly in the mid-north and west coast, with farmers concerned at the impact on stock if it continues.


However, those business