High temperatures and plenty of sunshine has set this June as the third warmest on record.
Frequent northerly winds and warmer-than-usual sea surface temperatures worked in tandem to bring unusually mild temperatures to the country, according to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research.
NIWA's June climate summary reveals the nationwide average temperature was 10.2degC, making it the third warmest June on record.
Both Dunedin and Christchurch had their warmest June on record, with mean temperatures of 9degC and 9.6degC respectively.
The highest nationwide temperature was 25.1degC recorded at Napier on June 10.
In contrast, the lowest was -8.2degC at Mt Cook on June 7.