New Zealand Climatic Classifications

Summary: Most regions (17) in New Zealand lie in the Marine west coast, warm summer climate zone (Köppen: Cfb). The mean average of annual temperatures range from a high of 16.54°C (61.77°F) in Northland to a low of 0.0°C (0°F) in Chatham Islands.

Climate New Zealand: Weather By Month

MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepNovOctDecYear
Record high °C (°F)23.59(74.46)24.26(75.67)22.41(72.34)19.84(67.71)17.55(63.59)15.56(60.01)14.55(58.19)15.0(59.0)15.81(60.46)17.57(63.63)19.63(67.33)21.79(71.22)24.26(75.67)
Average high °C (°F)20.35(68.63)20.69(69.24)19.16(66.49)16.58(61.84)14.17(57.51)11.93(53.47)10.99(51.78)11.79(53.22)12.83(55.09)14.75(58.55)16.73(62.11)18.82(65.88)15.73(60.31)
Daily mean °C (°F)17.67(63.81)17.84(64.11)16.29(61.32)13.83(56.89)11.48(52.66)9.4(48.92)8.34(47.01)9.0(48.2)10.21(50.38)12.14(53.85)14.23(57.61)16.42(61.56)13.07(55.53)
Average low °C (°F)11.99(53.58)12.22(54.0)11.12(52.02)9.63(49.33)7.86(46.15)6.2(43.16)5.01(41.02)5.06(41.11)5.74(42.33)6.9(44.42)8.47(47.25)10.81(51.46)8.42(47.16)
Record low °C (°F)5.61(42.1)5.12(41.22)3.46(38.23)1.2(34.16)-0.94(30.31)-3.97(24.85)-5.62(21.88)-5.91(21.36)-4.78(23.4)-2.77(27.01)1.01(33.82)4.1(39.38)-5.91(21.36)
Average precipitation mm (inches)124.7(4.91)104.73(4.12)107.62(4.24)135.22(5.32)143.14(5.64)145.57(5.73)145.79(5.74)138.94(5.47)151.47(5.96)143.88(5.66)127.32(5.01)134.24(5.29)133.55(5.26)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)11.3110.0710.9712.5112.8113.2613.0614.8614.7714.2813.213.3612.87
Average relative humidity (%)77.6778.4579.5481.0781.3682.1781.4582.1280.7679.9378.679.080.18
Mean monthly sunshine hours11.9110.6610.219.538.687.798.248.999.6810.0811.9613.3910.09

New Zealand Climate Graph

New Zealand

New Zealand’s Cities by Temperature

New Zealand’s states/regions ranking by average yearly temperature:

Northland
16.54°C | 61.77°F
Auckland
16.26°C | 61.27°F
Gisborne
15.34°C | 59.61°F
Waikato
15.08°C | 59.14°F
Taranaki
15.05°C | 59.09°F
Hawke's Bay
14.74°C | 58.53°F
Bay Of Plenty
14.67°C | 58.41°F
Wellington
14.03°C | 57.25°F
Nelson
13.04°C | 55.47°F
Tasman
13.04°C | 55.47°F
Marlborough
13.04°C | 55.47°F
West Coast
12.32°C | 54.18°F
Manawatu-Wanganui
10.87°C | 51.57°F
Otago
10.67°C | 51.21°F
Southland
8.63°C | 47.53°F
Canterbury
5.82°C | 42.48°F
Chatham Islands
0.0°C | 0°F

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