New Zealand Weather

New Zealand's climate is extremely diverse and temperatures vary hugely throughout the country. Typically, the further north you travel, the warmer the climate. However, southern destinations still receive plentiful sunshine and very warm summer temperatures.

Rainfall patterns also vary throughout New Zealand. See the charts below to work out what weather you could expect when you visit New Zealand.

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New Zealand Climate Graphs

Auckland Rain:

 

Christchurch Rain:

 

Average Seasonal Temperatures (Celsius)

 

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Spring

 

Low High Low High Low High Low High

Northland

15

24

13

21

8

16

11>

18

Auckland

15

23>

12

20

8

15

11

18

Waikato

12

23

9

20

5

14

8

18

BOP/Coromandel

14

23

11

20

6

15

9

18

Rotorua

12

22

9

18

4

13

8

17

Taupo Region

11

23

8

18

3

12

7

17

Eastland

13

24

10

20

5

15

9

19

Hawke's Bay

14

24

10

20

5

14

9

19

Manawatu

13

22

10

18

6

13

9

17

Wairarapa

11

23

8

19

3

13

7

17

Taranaki

13

21

11

19

6

14

9

16

Wellington

13

20

11

17

7

12

9

15

Marlborough

12

23

8

19

3

13

8

18

Nelson

13

22

8

18

2

13

8

17

Canterbury

12

22

8

18

2

12

7

17

West Coast

12

19

9

17

4

13

8

15

Mackenzie Region

8

20

4

15

-1

7

3

14

Coastal Otago

11

18

8

15

4

10

7

15

Central Otago

10

23

6

17

0

9

5

17

Southland

9

18

6

15

1

10

5

14

Fiordland

9

19

5

15

1

9

4

15

 

Average Rainfall (in millimetres) and Wet Days

 

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Spring

 

Rainfall

Days

Rainfall

Days

Rainfall

Days

Rainfall

Days

Northland

92 mm

8

114 mm

11

157 mm

15

108 mm

11

Auckland

77 mm

8

101 mm

11

135 mm

15

100 mm

12

Waikato

84

8

95

9

121

14

97

12

BOP/Coromandel

80

7

108

9

122

11

94

10

Rotorua

105

8

110

9

137

11

114

11

Taupo Region

90

8

81

8

104

11

92

11

Eastland

66

7

100

9

112

12

76

9

Hawke's Bay

55

6

74

8

80

9

59

7

Manawatu

68

8

77

9

84

12

80

11

Wairarapa

62

8

84

10

100

14

81

12

Taranaki

98

9

124

11

138

14

114

13

Wellington

73

7

103

9

135

13

105

11

Marlborough

43

5

59

6

66

7

52

7

Nelson

68

7

80

7

87

8

82

9

Canterbury

43

6

55

7

71

9

48

7

West Coast

206

13

214

14

210

15

226

16

Mackenzie Region

41

6

51

6

57

7

50

7

Coastal Otago

72

10

67

10

69

11

62

11

Central Otago

51

7

59

7

49

7

55

7

Southland

98

12

103

14

86

14

85

13

Fiordland

358

13

359

13

265

14

341

14

Source: www.niwa.co.nz