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Climate & Current Weather

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Climate

New Zealand’s warmest months are mid November to the end of March; with winter June to August. Northern New Zealand is sub-tropical and the south temperate. For most of the North Island and northern South Island the driest season is summer. However in the South Island winter is the driest season for the West Coast, much of inland Canterbury, Otago and Southland.

Due to New Zealand’s high level of ultraviolet light and clear skies it is highly advisable to wear sunglasses and/or a hat if spending time in the sun, and to use sunblock.

Average Temperatures (high / Low In Celsius)

Winter Jun – Aug     Spring Sep – Nov      Summer Dec – Feb     Autumn Mar – May

Auckland
Winter15 | 7 Spring18 | 10 Summer23 | 15 Autumn20 | 12
Wellington
Winter11 | 6 Spring15 | 9 Summer20 | 13 Autumn17 | 11
Christchurch
Winter11 | 1 Spring17 | 8 Summer22 | 12 Autumn17 | 7
Dunedin
Winter10 | 3 Spring15 | 7 Summer19 | 12 Autumn15 | 8
Queenstown
Winter8 | -2 Spring15 | 4 Summer22 | 10 Autumn15 | 4
Milford Sound
Winter9 | 2 Spring14 | 6 Summer19 | 10 Autumn16 | 7

Current Weather

Auckland
17°C
Heavy rain
Heavy rain 19°C 20°C
Heavy rain 19°C 24°C
Patchy rain possible 19°C 25°C
Wellington
18°C
Clear
Moderate rain 16°C 19°C
Patchy rain possible 14°C 18°C
Moderate rain 14°C 19°C
Christchurch
18°C
Partly cloudy
Moderate rain 14°C 29°C
Patchy rain possible 13°C 18°C
Sunny 11°C 20°C
Dunedin
12°C
Cloudy
Heavy rain 11°C 18°C
Sunny 8°C 19°C
Sunny 10°C 22°C
Queenstown
27°C
Sunny
Patchy rain possible 15°C 36°C
Moderate rain 15°C 36°C
Moderate rain 11°C 13°C
Te Anau
9°C
Sunny
Heavy rain 8°C 16°C
Sunny 4°C 23°C
Sunny 9°C 23°C