New Zealand has a largely temperate climate.
There however extremes in temperature depending on the season and the area of New Zealand you are in due to the country being long and narrow, predominately coastal and divided by mountainous terrain over most of its length.
Summer the Northern part of NZ ( approx Auckland north) can have sub tropical temperatures ranging;
- From the low 20’s to mid 30’s Degrees Centigrade,
- Moist humidity ranging between 70-90%
- Extended periods with out rain fall.
Summer in the North of the South Island around the Nelson, Blenheim region;
- Brings similar conditions, with out the draining humidity of the North.
- And the consistently highest Annual sunshine hours of the entire country.
In contrast, the Alpine areas of the South and North Islands can have Winter temperatures;
- As low as -10 Degrees Centigrade, with Single figure temperatures, (freezing overnight) in low lying areas approximately South of Christchurch.
- And the Highest rainfall of NZ consistently recorded on the West coast of South Islands.
New Zealand Seasons
- December, January, February = Summer
- March, April, May = Autumn
- June, July, August = Winter
- September, October, November = Spring