I had a drive up to Hamilton today, and it was breathtakingly beautiful. There had been mutters of thunder from about 4pm in Rotorua but it never came to anything. As I was leaving town, I could see this amazing, huge thunderhead with the sunlight behind it, all outlined in bright white. Stunning. About 30 mins out of Rotorua, the heavens opened. As I got out of Mamuku, it cleared but it was so hot that the rain was turning to steam and it was all ghostly through the turns.
Such a beautiful world.