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Climate and weather of New Zealand



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New Zealand




 

Climate

 
New Zealand has an oceanic climate with with four seasons.

Temperatures range in New Zealand between 23° in February and 12° in July. Annual rainfall is higher in the mountains (5 000 mm) than on the coasts of the northern island (1 000 to 1 200 mm) and the eastern coast (2000 to 2500 mm) and the western coast of the southern island (650 mm).

Winter (June to August)
Temperatures are constant (12 to 14°). Rainfall is moderate on the southern island and lhigh on the northern island. Snow falls in the mountains. Sunshine ranges between four and five hours a day.

Spring (September to November)
Temperatures rise steadily (15° in September, 17° in October, 19° in November) and rainfall is moderate (except on the west coast of the southern island where the rains are abundant).

Summer (December to February)
Temperatures range between 20 and 24°. Rainfall is moderate and the sun shines six to seven hours a day.

Autumn (March to May)
Temperatures slowly drop (20° in March, 18° in April, 16° in May) and rainfall is moderate (except on the west coast of the southern island where the rains are abundant).

 When to go to New Zealand (pleasant climate) 
The climate of New Zealand is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Wellington (Capital of New Zealand)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
20°
20°
19°
17°
14°
12°
min
13°
13°
12°
10°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
11°
12°
13°
15°
16°
19°
min
10°
12°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
80
60
90
100
120
140
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
140
130
100
100
90
90

Auckland

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
23°
24°
22°
20°
17°
15°
min
16°
16°
15°
13°
10°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
14°
15°
16°
17°
19°
21°
min
11°
13°
14°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
70
80
80
90
100
110
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
120
110
90
80
80
90

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for New Zealand are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

New Zealand weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
New Zealand is located in the Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia and southeast of New Caledonia.

Capital: Wellington
Area: 270 000 kmē
Population: 4 500 000 inhabitants
Languages: English, Maori
Currency: New Zealand dollar

New Zealand










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