New Zealand Climate


New Zealand Climate

New Zealand experiences summer from December – February, and winter from June – August. The climate is temperate with little extreme.

You rarely need a coat, even in mid winter. (unless you are going ski-ing!) An umbrella and light jacket are useful accessories at any time of the year.

Any huge variations in temperature can be accounted for by the combination of the mountainous geography and prevailing westerly winds. The average temperature in Auckland during mid summer is 24 degrees C, and in winter 15 degrees C. Auckland boasts more than 2,000 hours of sunshine per year.

South Island has more extreme temperatures, with hot summers and cold, frosty winters. The air is clean and free of smog or pollution providing healthy atmosphere and beautiful clear blue skies.


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