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The following temperatures are mean daily maximum and minimum temperatures in Celsius and Fahrenheit for New Zealand. Rainfall is indicated as the average rainfall days per season.

Please note: whilst the mean temperatures are quite low New Zealand does get hot in summer and often days are 25-30 degrees consistently in most holiday destination hot spots scattered all over the North and South Islands of NZ.

Spring
Sep, Oct, Nov

Summer
Dec, Jan, Feb

Autumn
Mar, Apr, May

Winter
Jun, Jul, Aug

Bay of Islands & Northland

High

Low

Temperature (C)

19

25

14

21

11

16

Temperature (F)

67

48

76

56

70

52

61

45

Rain Days/Season

Auckland & Waiheke Island

18

24

12

20

13

15

65

75

54

68

55

59

Rotorua & Bay of Plenty

17

63

Wellington region

43

10

Christchurch region

22

72

46

37

Queenstown & Wanaka

41

50

34

Seasons

New Zealand has 4 distinct seasons being summer, autumn, winter and spring.

All these seasons represent beautiful change that is embraced with the dynamic and diverse change from one regions landscape to the next. As you drive or travel through New Zealand your eyes will feast on the abundance of spectacular scenery, which has made NZ one of the most respected destinations in the world to visit.

Summer (December - February)

Summer in New Zealand is when school finishes for students and many families will head away for their Christmas holiday. This is typically the busiest time of the year for both international and domestic tourists. Days are long and sunny, nights are mild and it's an excellent time for walking or hiking and a variety of outdoor activities. There are many gorgeous beaches and lakes that are ideal for swimming, surfing, boating and sunbathing during summer. Note: Day light saving time changes are effective from late Sept until the beginning of April, thus ensuring New Zealanders gets the maximum hours of daylight enjoyment over this festive and invigorating season.

Autumn (March - May)

While temperatures are a little cooler, the weather can still be excellent and swimming at the beach is still possible! Easter falls in autumn and it's generally the last rush of the season before heading into the quieter winter months for those that are traditionally busiest over summer. The leaves are changing colour and are particularly beautiful in the Hawkes Bay and Central Otago.

Winter (June - August)

Winter brings cold weather too much of the country with snow in the South Island and Central North Island and rain to other parts of the country. The mountain ranges glisten with fresh snow and the alpine villages and resorts come to life. There are plenty of ski-fields and resorts with excellent options to cater from the beginner to the most experienced skiers and snowboarders

Spring (September - November)

Spring is a magical time in New Zealand. The weather can range from cold and crisp with frosts in the morning, to fine and warm, the days begin to lengthen and parts of the country wake from hibernation. New growth appears on the trees and lambs frolic and jump in their paddocks - a delight to see and one you can't help but smile at. The melting snow adds extra water to the rivers and it's the best time of the year to white water raft down the rapids or speed through the canyons in a jet boat.

Spring in New Zealand heralds the start of the grape harvest for wine makers and is an excellent time to head away to one of the many wine producing areas of New Zealand - the Hawkes Bay, Martinborough, and Marlborough offer the opportunity to sample some of the best wines in New Zealand.

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