Weather & Climate in New Zealand
Most of New Zealand receives between 23 and 63 inches of rainfall throughout the year, with a drier period during the summer. Parts of the west coast can receive 300 inches a year! The temperatures during your adventure will range from 45°F to 90°F.
The coldest month is usually July, with the warmest month typically being January or February. During our trips, the following seasons can generally be expected:
October & November: Spring to summer
December & January: Summer
March: Summer to fall
Sunshine hours are relatively high in areas that are sheltered from the west, and most of New Zealand experiences at least 2,000 hours annually. The midday summer solar radiation index (UVI) is often very high in most places and can be extreme in northern New Zealand and in mountainous areas. Autumn and spring UVI values can also be high in most areas.
Average Monthly Temperatures & Precipitation:(In Fahrenheit and inches)
Temperatures on Stewart Island are similar to those in Dunedin.