Hamilton and Cambridge had highs of 29 degrees C on Wednesday, and some surrounding areas reached the 30s.
Spare a thought for those whose job makes the heat unavoidable. Karāpiro Falcon Industries owner Josh van der Valk and his team are an example - welding in head-to-toe protective gear.
Read more here. What have you been doing to escape the heat?
Winter Blanket with Love Appeal. Can you help those less fortunate?
• Collecting blankets, duvets (inners and covers), sleeping bags, baby sleep sacks, beanies, socks, warm jackets, raincoats, pyjamas, clothes, winter Bedding, new Pillows. In good condition.