New Zealand
weather, climate and best time to visit


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, February is the warmest month with 66°F and the most cold month is 53°F in July.

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In the table below you can quickly find the monthly average weather in New Zealand, the monthly temperature or when it rains the most. Monthly averages are based on weather data from the last 30 years.

Climate New Zealand by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 65 66 64 61 57 54 53 53 54 57 59 63
Precipitation (inch) 8 7 8 9 9 10 11 10 9 12 13 11

Weather data from: Wellington




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New Zealand weather

The weather for New Zealand over the next 14 days will be 50°F till 61° with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain. The water temperature will be 54°F.

The weather forecast for New Zealand is based on the weather in Wellington.

5-day weather forecast New Zealand

Weather
Max/min
Water
Rain
Wind
Sunday
25 september
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54°F
48°F
54°F
0.2 in
9 m/s
Monday
26 september
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55°F
45°F
54°F
0 in
3 m/s
Tuesday
27 september
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55°F
50°F
54°F
0 in
7 m/s
Wednesday
28 september
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57°F
54°F
54°F
0 in
10 m/s
Thursday
29 september
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57°F
55°F
54°F
2.2 in
12 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for New Zealand


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 29° degrees and there is about 118 inch 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.

New Zealand

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 65 66 64 61 57 54 53 53 54 57 59 63
Night temp. (°F) 60 60 58 56 53 50 49 49 50 51 54 58
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 8 7 8 9 9 10 11 10 9 12 13 11
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

Weather data from: Wellington

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 8,933 miles from United States (New York → Wellington).

How long is the flight to New Zealand?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to New Zealand is approximately 13 h. 30 min.

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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 167,275 mi². It is slightly smaller than United States.

What is the capital of New Zealand?

The capital of New Zealand is Wellington.

What is the currency of New Zealand?

In New Zealand, the New Zealand dollar (NZD) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 25 September 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 1.45 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.69 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 144.61 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 69.15 US dollar

What is the area code of New Zealand?

The area code to call New Zealand is +64.