Climate in New Zealand: when to travel according to the weather?

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Annual average climate in New Zealand

  • Minimum annual temperature: 9°C
  • Average annual temperature: 13°C
  • Maximum annual temperature: 17°C
  • Precipitation: 84 mm/month (with 15 rainy days/month)

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Min / Max Precipitation
January 13 ° / 21 ° 77mm / 12 days
february 13 ° / 21 ° 72mm / 12 days
March 11 ° / 20 ° 81mm / 13 days
April 9 ° / 17 ° 78mm / 14 days
may 8 ° / 15 ° 99mm / 17 days
June 6 ° / 13 ° 97mm / 17 days
July 5 ° / 12 ° 95mm / 17 days
August 5 ° / 13 ° 90mm / 17 days
September 7 ° / 15 ° 77mm / 14 days
October 8 ° / 16 ° 86mm / 16 days
November 9 ° / 18 ° 71mm / 14 days
December 12 ° / 20 ° 84mm / 15 days

These weather forecasts have been calculated using data from weather stations located across New Zealand.





Details by cities

Check the climate forecast for the largest cities in New Zealand:

  • Auckland (15°C on average | 89 mm of rain/month over 15 days)
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  • Wellington (14°C on average | 83 mm of rain/month over 13 days)
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  • Christchurch (11°C on average | 52 mm of rain/month over 10 days)
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  • New Plymouth (14°C on average | 117 mm of rain/month over 15 days)
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  • invercargill (10°C on average | 91 mm of rain/month over 18 days)
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  • Upper Hutt (13°C on average | 79 mm of rain/month over 12 days)
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  • Gisborne (15°C on average | 89 mm of rain/month over 13 days)
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F.A.Q.

What are the hottest cities in New Zealand?

The following cities record the highest average maximum temperatures over the year:
Gisborne (with 20°C), Auckland (with 19°C), New Plymouth (with 18°C), Wellington (with 17°C), Upper Hutt (with 17°C), …


What are the coldest cities in New Zealand?

These cities are among those with the lowest average temperatures over the year:
invercargill (with 10°C), Christchurch (with 11°C), Wellington (with 13°C), Upper Hutt (with 13°C), Gisborne (with 14°C), …

Which cities have the least rain in New Zealand?

The following cities are among the driest in the country and record the fewest number of rainy days over the year:
Christchurch (with 121 rainy days), Upper Hutt (with 145 rainy days), Gisborne (with 151 rainy days), Wellington (with 152 rainy days), Auckland (with 174 rainy days), …


Which cities have the most rain in New Zealand?

These cities are among the rainiest in the country:
New Plymouth (with 117 mm/month), invercargill (with 91 mm/month), Auckland (with 89 mm/month), Gisborne (with 89 mm/month), Wellington (with 83 mm/month), …

Which are the hottest months in New Zealand?

The months of the year with the highest maximum temperatures are:
January (with 21°C), february (with 21°C), March (with 20°C), …

Which are the coldest months in New Zealand?

The months of the year with the lowest average temperatures are:
August (with 9°C), June (with 9°C), July (with 9°C), …

Which are the driest months in New Zealand?

The months of the year with the least rainfall are:
November (with 71 mm/month), february (with 72 mm/month), January (with 77 mm/month), …

Which are the rainiest months in New Zealand?

The months of the year with the most rain are:
may (with 99 mm/month), June (with 97 mm/month), July (with 95 mm/month), …

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