Because New Zealand’s indigenous
people, the Maori, referred to the country as
“Aotearoa” or “land of the long white cloud”, of
paramount relevance to the Kiwis are the seasons,
since many of them make their living off the land.
New Zealand enjoys mild climates with long sunshine
hours and moderately high rainfall almost all over
the country. Two geographical features dominate New
Zealand’s climate, the sea and the mountains, and an
adventure playground is created by each season. The
harvesting of grapes in the country occurs during
spring and this is the start of the nation’s annual
winemaking. With the wine festivals, several regions
of the country come alive with the landscape covered
by blooming orchard trees and a few skiing
stragglers on the slopes.
The Christmas season in the country is during the summer
months and the time honored family holidays are spent
relaxing at beaches (weekend homes in Australian and New
Zealand lingo) and participating in outdoor activities.
A sea of gold, greens, and reds signify the season of
autumn. With a mild climate and cooler weather, this is the
perfect time to go on New Zealand’s several walking paths.
Snow and sports are brought in by winter to both the South
and Central North Islands, but the Northland’s sub-tropical
climate is still a haven for lovers of the sun.
Spring in New Zealand is from September to November, summer
is from December to February, autumn is from March to May,
and winter is from June to August.
Although New Zealand is situated
in the South Pacific, sometimes it is not at all
tropical. The weather in New Zealand is really
exceedingly variable, usually described as having 4
seasons in a day. When traveling, it is crucial to
bring clothing suitable to any condition – from wet
to dry. Layered clothing is a good idea. Cool
mornings frequently turn into sunny, warm days.
Climate conditions also change depending on what
region of the nation you are in. The North Island’s
north is sub-tropical, with humid and warm weather.
The South Island’s south is the first area to get
hit by Antarctic blasts. This unusual weather makes
this country one of the most diverse and picturesque
in the world – sultry rainforests, alpine ranges,
and sandy beaches, everything in just one country.
Despite changes in climate conditions, the weather in New
Zealand is temperate. In winter you can anticipate high
temperatures of about fifteen degrees Celsius, and low
temperatures between zero and ten degrees, depending upon
which region of the state you are in. During summer
anticipate high temperatures between twenty and thirty
degrees Celsius, and low temperatures of about fifteen
New Zealand likewise has one of the world’s highest UV
ratings. The clean, clear environment produces extremely
harsh exposure to the sun. It is therefore crucial to put on
a hat and some sunscreen every time you are passing extended
lengths of time outside, regardless of the time of year or
climate conditions. The sun in New Zealand can tan even on
an overcast day.