Season in New Zealand are same as of Australia. And its just opposite to Northern Hemisphere. New Zealand Season are very much unpredictable you may experience all four season in one day. Broadly New Zealand season are divided in to four parts
Spring -September, October & November
Springs in New Zealand signifies with buds, blossoms and other new growth bursts forth throughout the country, New born lambs frolic in the fields just before dusk. Season starts from September to November. And weather can range from cold and frosty to warm and hot. Two cities Alexander in Central Otago and Hasting in Hawke’s Bay celebrate spring with a blossom festival. This is the time when snow start melting and river water levels go high and makes good season for white water rafting . It is suggested to have a sweater during the day and extra layer for the evening as night time Average day time temperature 16-19 C
I sink under the weight of the splendor of these visions!A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which
Summer -December, January & February
New Zealand’s summer brings high temperatures and sunshine. Summer months are the hottest months in New Zealand. Day are long and sunny, nights are mild. It the best time to walk in the bush and enjoy other outdoor activities. Summer season start from December and last till February. Suggested that one should pack sunscreen and sun protection, hats and sunglasses. Must carry swimsuits while travelling in summer months to New Zealand.
Average day time temperature 20 – 25˚C
Autumn -March, April & May
Autumn in New Zealand will be chilly in the evening and sunny in the day time.
March to May are New Zealand’s autumn months. While temperatures are a little cooler than summer, the weather can be excellent, and it is possible to swim in some places until April. Since winter months are approaching and a drop in temperature particularly at night. It is suggested to pack your luggage something warm. Colorful changing leaves make autumn a scenic delight especially in regions such as Central Otago , Hawke’s Bay which are know for their autumn splendorAverage daytime temperature: 17 – 21˚C (62 – 70˚F).
Winter -June, July & August
Winter season brings rain in New Zealand. Winter start with June and last till August. Winter brings colder weather to much of the country and more rain to most areas in the North Island. Mountain ranges in both islands becomes snow covered and become paradise for skiing lovers. While the South Island has cooler winter temperatures, some areas of the island experience little rainfall in winter, so this is an excellent time to visit glaciers, mountains, and other areas of scenic beauty. Winter sees the average temperature in New Zealand drop. While the South Island can drop down to 14°F! (-10°C) Wear a coat, pack layers, even thin layers to go under pants. There’s a chance of it being particularly cold, so remember scarf, a warm hat and gloves! Average daytime temperature: 12 – 16˚C (53 – 61˚F).
Rain fall in New Zealand
Average rainfall in New Zealand is high and it is around 640 millimeters and 1500 Millimeters. It is evenly spread throughout the year. High rainfalls makes New Zealand an ideal place for farming and horticulture
Sun shine in New Zealand
New Zealand experience very little air pollution compared to many other counties in the world. That makes New Zealand UV rays in sun light very strong during the summer months to avoid sunburns it is suggested to travel with sunscreen, sunglasses and hats when they are direct summer sunlight especially in the day time . Most of the places in New Zealand receives over 2000 hours hours of sunshine a year, with thh the sunniest areas—Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, Nelson and Marlborough—receiving over 2,350 hours.
While summer is sunnier than the other seasons, most regions in New Zealand have a relatively high proportion of sunlight during the winter months.
As New Zealand observes daylight saving, during summer months daylight can last up until 9.00 pm.
- Spring -September, October & November
- Summer -December, January & February
- Autumn -March, April & May
- Winter -June, July & August
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