The average daytime maximum temperatures for many cities up and down the country vary quite markedly during the first month of winter..
Whangarei and Kaitaia are on average the warmest during the daylight hours with a pleasant 16 degrees closely followed by Auckland, Tauranga, Gisborne and Napier with a mild 15.
Hamilton, Rotorua, New Plymouth and Wanganu are next on the ladder with 14.13 degrees covers many lower North island centres with Wellington dropping one to 12.
As we cross the Strait, Nelson and Blenheim are in the low teens but as we gradually move down the Mainland, most coastal towns and cities drop to 10 or 11 degrees while inland areas plunge to single figures.
Overnight temperatures in June are mildest in the far north with Kaitaia on 9 degrees on average while Alexandra is the coldest town with minus 1 degree as a chilly overnight low.