As of 2 o’clock this afternoon, the warmest spots were Tauranga and Kaikohe with 24 degrees and it was certainly cooler over higher elevations of the North Island with Waiouru sitting on just 13 degrees.
Much needed rain was falling in and around the Gisborne and Hawkes Bay regions with Gisborne and Napier sitting on just 17 degrees at 2pm which was in stark contrast to recent days.
Further south and most of the mainland was seeing sunshine and the warmest temperatures were along the West Coast with Westport on 22 degrees, closely followed by Nelson and Milford Sound on 21 degrees.Central Otago towns were also bathed in sunshine with temperatures in the low 20s. A cool easterly was keeping the temperatures down along the eastern coastline below the 20 degree mark.
The windiest centres were New Plymouth and Taupo with a southerly gusting to over 50 kph.
Overall a coolish Sunday for many with temperatures considerably lower than recent days following the hottest week of the summer so far.