New Zealand
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit New Zealand

The best time to visit New Zealand is from January until April and November and December, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in New Zealand is 19°C in January and the lowest is 11°C in July.

New Zealand has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in New Zealand or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average New Zealand weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 19 19 18 16 14 12 11 12 12 14 15 17
Precipitation (mm) 20 19 20 23 23 26 27 26 22 30 34 29

Climate data from city: Wellington




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New Zealand weather

The New Zealand weather for will be 10° till 16° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain. The water temperature is 16°C.

The New Zealand weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Wellington.

New Zealand 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Monday
23 may
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14°C
8°C
0.4 mm
15%
3 Bft
S
16°C
3
Tuesday
24 may
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13°C
8°C
0.4 mm
20%
3 Bft
SE
16°C
3
Wednesday
25 may
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15°C
7°C
1.4 mm
40%
3 Bft
SW
16°C
3
Thursday
26 may
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10°C
4°C
0.2 mm
10%
3 Bft
SE
16°C
2
Friday
27 may
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12°C
4°C
0 mm
0%
1 Bft
SSE
16°C
3


Climate New Zealand

New Zealand has the oceanic climate prevailing. 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.

New Zealand

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

Climate data from city: 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 11,352 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Wellington).

How long is the flight to New Zealand?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to New Zealand is approximately 14 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in New Zealand?

These are the largest airports in New Zealand:

How many inhabitants are there in New Zealand?

New Zealand has approximately 4,887,270 inhabitants.

How big is New Zealand?

The area of New Zealand is around 269,190 km². It is 5x smaller than New Zealand.

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 to pay.

Exchange rates on 23 May 2022

  • 1 South African rand = 0.094 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 10.67 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 9.38 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 1,066.53 South African rand

What is the area code of New Zealand?

The area code to call New Zealand is +64.