New Zealand
11 to 19°C
2908 hours
sunshine per day
299 mm
231 days
134 days
0 days

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

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for New Zealand.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for New Zealand.

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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 20 19 20 23 23 26 27 26 22 30 34 29
Days with rain 9 8 9 12 13 13 12 12 12 13 10 11
Dry days 22 20 22 18 18 17 19 19 18 18 20 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
UV-index 5 5 5 4 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 5

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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