Temperatures are again pushing towards 20 degrees today as skies clear across many regions this afternoon.
A belt of morning rain moved across the upper North Island delivering a swarm of thunderstorms to Northland but the rain band completely fell apart as it moved over Auckland. At one stage it was raining over the city with cloudless blue skies to the west.
In Waikato rainfall was patchy with some areas having a solid downpour and others recording very little.
As today progresses the light north west breeze – similar to the set up on Sunday – will gently move over the island. Temperatures will jump as the sun comes out over the next hour or two before dropping as the sun lowers towards evening.
While heat records aren’t expected to be broken today it will be another mild afternoon with highs certainly contributing to the overall warmth of June – which may be a record breaker if significant cold snaps don’t start setting in soon.
Mild weather has also pushed back into many parts of the South Island today as a lack of strong southerlies continues to keep the country warmer than average.
But a cold change is coming for next week, with more wintry weather expected between Sunday and Thursday next week – but a swing back to mild conditions may follow it. We’ll have more details tomorrow morning.
– Homepage image / File, John Gaul