Climate of New Zealand
New Zealand has a oceanic climate. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for New Zealand is 15° degrees and there is about 299 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 188 days a year with an average humidity of 79% and an UV-index of 4.
Climate averages for the whole year
- Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 11°C and 19°C
- Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 9°C and 15°C
- Rain: it rains 134 days and there is a total of approximately 299 mm rainfall
- Sun hours: throughout the year there are 2908 sun hours
|Maximum temperature:||between 11°C and 19°C|
|Warmest month:||19°C in January|
|Coldest month:||11°C in July|
|Night temperature:||between 9°C and 15°C|
|Dry days:||231 days|
|Days with rain:||134 days|
|Days with snow:||0 days|
|Total rain sum:||299 mm|
|Hours of sunshine:||2908 hours|
This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for New Zealand.
This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for New Zealand.
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Climate table of New Zealand
In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for New Zealand. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for New Zealand might be like in a given month.
|Day temp. (°C)||19||19||18||16||14||12||11||12||12||14||15||17|
|Night temp. (°C)||15||15||15||13||12||10||9||10||10||11||12||14|
|Days with rain||9||8||9||12||13||13||12||12||12||13||10||11|
|Sun hours per day||9||8||8||8||8||5||8||7||8||8||9||10|
|Wind force (Bft)||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||4|
Best time to visit New Zealand
To go to New Zealand, the best time to visit is January through March. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and almost no precipitation. In New Zealand, January is the warmest month with 19°C and the most cold month is 11°C in July.
Climate of New Zealand by month
What is the average climate in a given month for New Zealand? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.
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Populaire bestemmingen in New Zealand
- Milford Sound
- Franz Josef / Waiau
- Arthur’s Pass
- Te Araroa
- Waitomo Caves
- Aoraki/Mount Cook
Cities and towns in New Zealand