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New Zealand Yearly Weather


New Zealand Yearly Weather

New Zealand Yearly Weather

The indigenous people of New Zealand, the Maori, call their country the Land of the Long White Cloud. This signifies that the weather is a very important factor for New Zealand’s people since a majority of them made their living from the land.

The temperatures of the country are mild with reasonably high rainfall and several hours of sunshine all through out the majority of the country. New Zealand weather is predominated by 2 major geographical characteristics namely the sea and mountains.


The climate in New Zealand is mostly temperate. Even as the far north has semitropical weather in summer, and the alpine regions of the South Island’s interior can have temperatures as low as 10C below zero during winter, a majority of the country rests near the coast, and this means modest rainfall, mild temperatures, and plentiful sunshine.

Since New Zealand is located in the Southern Hemisphere, the regular temperature goes lower as you journey south.


The average temperature of the country’s far north is approximately 15C, whereas the region further south has a much cooler average of 9C.


New Zealand’s warmest months are January and February while the coldest is July.

The temperature range of New Zealand is not large since it does not have the extremes temperatures one experience in a majority of continental climates.


Nevertheless, the weather can suddenly change without warning. Tropical cyclones and cold fronts rapidly blow in. Therefore, you should be ready for abrupt changes in temperature and weather if you plan to go hiking or any other activities outdoors.


The summer months of New Zealand are from December to February, with high temperatures and plenty of sunshine. Days are longer than usual and bright, nights are serene. Outdoor activities such as trekking in the bush are great during this time of the year. The country’s breathtaking beaches are great for sunbathing, swimming, boating, surfing, and water sports at this time.

The autumn months of New Zealand are from March to May. Although temperatures are a bit colder than summer, the climate can be superb, and swimming in some areas up to April is possible. Although the native flora of New Zealand is evergreen, there are several deciduous trees which were introduced. Trees changing leaves are a colorful sight making autumn a picturesque pleasure, particularly in areas such as Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago, which are famous for their fall finery.
The winter months in New Zealand are from June to August and bring with it colder temperatures to most of the country, and added rain to many regions in the North Island.

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Both islands have mountain ranges covered in snow, supplying scenic views and great skiing. Although the South Island has lower temperatures in winter, some regions of the island have low rainfall during winter, so it is a great time to see the mountains, glaciers, and other regions of picturesque beauty.

The spring months of New Zealand are from September to November, and the temperature range can be very cold or very hot. This is the festival season for the country and bursts of color and new life abound.



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