Climate 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.

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Climate New Zealand by 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

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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.

New Zealand weather by month

What is the average New Zealand weather like in a given month? 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 13,285 km from Pakistan (Islamabad → Wellington).

How long is the flight to New Zealand?

The flight time from Jinnah International Airport to New Zealand is approximately 16 h. 40 min.

What are the largest airports in New Zealand?

These are the largest airports in New Zealand:

  • Auckland International Airport (AKL) in Auckland
  • Wellington International Airport (WLG) in Wellington
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) in Christchurch
  • Hamilton International Airport (HLZ) in Hamilton
  • Tauranga Airport (TRG) in Tauranga
  • Dunedin Airport (DUD) in Dunedin
  • Nelson Airport (NSN) in Nelson
  • Hawke's Bay Airport (NPE) in Napier
  • New Plymouth Airport (NPL) in New Plymouth
  • Invercargill Airport (IVC) in Invercargill

How many inhabitants does New Zealand have?

New Zealand has 4,887,270 inhabitants.

How big is New Zealand?

The surface area of New Zealand is 269,190 km². It is 3x smaller than Pakistan.

What is the capital of New Zealand?

The capital of New Zealand is Wellington.

What is the area code of New Zealand?

The area code to call New Zealand is +64.

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