New Zealand weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit New Zealand

The best time to visit in New Zealand is from January until April and November and December, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in New Zealand is 19°C in January and the lowest is 11°C in July.

New Zealand has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in New Zealand or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather New Zealand by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 19 19 18 16 14 12 11 12 12 14 15 17
Precipitation (mm) 20 19 20 23 23 26 27 26 22 30 34 29
Climate data from city: Wellington

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14 day weather forecast New Zealand

The weather for in New Zealand will be 16° till 13° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for New Zealand is based on the weather conditions in the city of Wellington.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 24 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
11°
14° 0.3 mm 25% 5 m/s 3
Monday 25 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
13°
14° 0.3 mm 25% 8 m/s 7
Tuesday 26 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
14°
14° 0.5 mm 35% 7 m/s 6
Wednesday 27 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
13°
14° 0 mm 0% 9 m/s 7
Thursday 28 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
13°
14° 5.7 mm 85% 3 m/s 4
Friday 29 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
12°
14° 1.0 mm 50% 6 m/s 8
Saturday 30 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
14° 1.4 mm 60% 7 m/s 7

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 31 Oct Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
14° 0.4 mm 25% 9 m/s 3
Monday 1 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
14°
14° 2.3 mm 70% 11 m/s 3
Tuesday 2 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
12°
14° 32.8 mm 95% 2 m/s 3
Wednesday 3 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
12°
14° 4.3 mm 80% 2 m/s 0
Thursday 4 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
12°
14° 0.4 mm 25% 6 m/s 0
Friday 5 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
11°
14° 0.7 mm 40% 11 m/s 0
Saturday 6 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
11°
14° 0.3 mm 20% 7 m/s 1

Climate New Zealand

New Zealand has the oceanic climate prevailing. 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 table of New Zealand

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
Climate data from city: Wellington

New Zealand weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for New Zealand? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is New Zealand?

New Zealand lies in a straight line about 45 km from (Wellington → Wellington).

How long is the flight to New Zealand?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to New Zealand is approximately 1 h. 30 min.

What are the largest airports in New Zealand?

These are the largest airports in New Zealand:

How many inhabitants are there in New Zealand?

New Zealand has approximately 4,887,270 inhabitants.

How big is New Zealand?

The area of New Zealand is around 269,190 km².

What is the capital of New Zealand?

The capital of New Zealand is Wellington.

What is the currency of New Zealand?

In New Zealand the New Zealand dollar (NZD) is used to pay.

What is the area code of New Zealand?

The area code to call New Zealand is +64.