New Zealand Climate

New Zealand Climate:
In general, the climate is temperate and relatively mild. The north of the North Island is subtropical. The east of the country is generally drier and the west experiences more rain.

However, the weather can change unexpectedly--as cold fronts or tropical cyclones quickly blow in. Because of this, you should be prepared for sudden changes in weather and temperature if you're going hiking or doing other outdoor activities.

In summer, average maximum temperatures range between 20-30°C and in winter between 10-15°C.

Four definite seasons occur in reverse of Northern Hemisphere seasons:
* Spring :       September – November
* Summer:     December – February
* Autumn:      March – May
* Winter:        June – August

Regional Temperatures:
The following temperatures are mean daily maximum and minimum temperatures in Celsius and Fahrenheit. Rainfall is indicated as the average rainfall days per season.

 

Spring
Sep, Oct, Nov

Summer
Dec, Jan, Feb

Autumn
Mar, Apr, May

Winter
Jun, Jul, Aug

Bay of Islands

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

Temperature (C)

19

9

25

14

21

11

16

7

Temperature (F)

67

48

76

56

70

52

61

45

Rain Days/Season

11

7

11

16

Auckland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temperature (C)

18

11

24

12

20

13

15

9

Temperature (F)

65

52

75

54

68

55

59

48

Rain Days/Season

12

8

11

15

Rotorua

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temperature (C)

17

7

24

12

18

9

13

4

Temperature (F)

63

45

75

54

68

55

59

48

Rain Days/Season

11

9

9

13

Wellington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temperature (C)

15

9

20

13

17

11

12

6

Temperature (F)

59

48

68

55

63

52

54

43

Rain Days/Season

11

7

10

13

Christchurch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temperature (C)

17

7

22

12

18

8

12

3

Temperature (F)

63

45

72

54

65

46

54

37

Rain Days/Season

7

7

7

7

Queenstown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temperature (C)

16

5

22

10

16

6

10

1

Temperature (F)

61

41

72

50

61

43

50

34

Rain Days/Season

9

8

8

7