Best time to visit New Zealand
The best time to visit in 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 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 weather New Zealand by month
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14 day weather forecast New Zealand
The weather for in New Zealand will be 16° till 18° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.
The weather forecast for New Zealand is based on the weather conditions in the city of Wellington.
Weather forecast this week
|Tuesday 26 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14°||0 mm||0%||7 m/s||6|
|Wednesday 27 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14°||0 mm||0%||8 m/s||3|
|Thursday 28 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14°||4.3 mm||80%||4 m/s||3|
|Friday 29 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14°||8.4 mm||90%||3 m/s||7|
|Saturday 30 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14°||0.1 mm||20%||5 m/s||3|
|Sunday 31 Oct||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14°||1.1 mm||50%||12 m/s||3|
|Monday 1 Nov||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14°||0.9 mm||50%||5 m/s||6|
Weather forecast next week
|Tuesday 2 Nov||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14°||0.2 mm||15%||6 m/s||9|
|Wednesday 3 Nov||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14°||0 mm||0%||5 m/s||9|
|Thursday 4 Nov||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14°||0 mm||0%||4 m/s||9|
|Friday 5 Nov||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14°||0 mm||0%||4 m/s||2|
|Saturday 6 Nov||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14°||0 mm||0%||2 m/s||1|
|Sunday 7 Nov||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14°||0 mm||0%||2 m/s||1|
|Monday 8 Nov||Water||Precip||Chance||Wind||UV|
|14°||0 mm||0%||1 m/s||2|
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.
Climate table of New Zealand
|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|
|Days with rain||9||8||9||12||13||13||12||12||12||13||10||11|
|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|
New Zealand weather by month
What is the average weather like in a given month for New Zealand? 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.
Weather experiences New Zealand
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Popular places in New Zealand
- Greta Valley
- Te Anau
- Aoraki/Mount Cook
- Milford Sound
- Ohawe Beach
- Waitomo Caves
- Arthur’s Pass
- Te Awanga
- Lower Hutt
- Palmerston North
- New Plymouth
- Porirua Pa
- Pukekohe East
- Paraparaumu Beach
- Ocean Grove
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:
- Auckland International Airport – Auckland
- Wellington International Airport – Wellington
- Christchurch International Airport – Christchurch
- Hamilton International Airport – Hamilton
- Tauranga Airport – Tauranga
- Dunedin Airport – Dunedin
- Nelson Airport – Nelson
- Hawke's Bay Airport – Napier
- New Plymouth Airport – New Plymouth
- Invercargill Airport – Invercargill
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 26 October 2021
- 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.094 South African rand
- 1 South African rand = 10.67 New Zealand dollar
- 10 New Zealand dollar = 0.938 South African rand
- 10 South African rand = 106.65 New Zealand dollar
- 100 New Zealand dollar = 9.38 South African rand
- 100 South African rand = 1,066.53 New Zealand dollar
What is the area code of New Zealand?
The area code to call New Zealand is +64.