With mild temperatures and moderate rainfall, New Zealand is the perfect holiday destination any time of year.
January and February are the warmest months of the year in New Zealand, with the maximum range from 20ºC to 30ºC (70-90°F). The coldest month of the year is July, when temperatures drop to 10ºC to 15ºC (50-60°F).
New Zealand’s climate is quite complex, ranging from warm sub-tropical regions in the north, to cooler temperatures in the south, as well as extreme alpine conditions across a number of mountainous areas. It is also highly changeable, with four seasons in one day a regular occurrence.
The Met Service is New Zealand’s national weather bureau. For more information about the daily temperature and extended weather outlook, visit: www.metservice.com
New Zealand’s ski resorts are open for business, with thick layers of snow, from June until October. However, it is not unusual for cold snaps to occur outside of these months. The most popular ski destinations include the Central Plateau in the north, the Southern Alps in the south, Canterbury and Otago. For more information about New Zealand’s snow fields, visit: www.snow.co.nz