What's average in my region?

One of the top questions NIWA receives about its Seasonal Climate Outlook is: what is below normal / near normal / above average in my region?

Due to differences in terrain and geography, notable differences in average rainfall and temperature can exist across a climate region, of which New Zealand has six. Therefore, it isn’t possible to say what’s normal and what’s not for a whole region, but we can look at what’s normal for a given location within a region.

Follow the links below to see 3-monthly rainfall and temperature averages for many locations around the country.

North of the North Island – Rainfall and Temperature Averages

Rain

Jan-Mar

Feb-Apr

Mar-May

Apr-Jun

May-Jul

Jun-Aug

Jul-Sep

Aug-Oct

Sep-Nov

Oct-Dec

Nov-Jan

Dec-Feb

Temp

Jan-Mar

Feb-Apr

Mar-May

Apr-Jun

May-Jul

Jun-Aug

Jul-Sep

Aug-Oct

Sep-Nov

Oct-Dec

Nov-Jan

Dec-Feb

 

West of the North Island – Rainfall and Temperature Averages

Rain

Jan-Mar

Feb-Apr

Mar-May

Apr-Jun

May-Jul

Jun-Aug

Jul-Sep

Aug-Oct

Sep-Nov

Oct-Dec

Nov-Jan

Dec-Feb

Temp

Jan-Mar

Feb-Apr

Mar-May

Apr-Jun

May-Jul

Jun-Aug

Jul-Sep

Aug-Oct

Sep-Nov

Oct-Dec

Nov-Jan

Dec-Feb

 

East of the North Island – Rainfall and Temperature Averages

Rain

Jan-Mar

Feb-Apr

Mar-May

Apr-Jun

May-Jul

Jun-Aug

Jul-Sep

Aug-Oct

Sep-Nov

Oct-Dec

Nov-Jan

Dec-Feb

Temp

Jan-Mar

Feb-Apr

Mar-May

Apr-Jun

May-Jul

Jun-Aug

Jul-Sep

Aug-Oct

Sep-Nov

Oct-Dec

Nov-Jan

Dec-Feb

 

North of the South Island – Rainfall and Temperature Averages

Rain

Jan-Mar

Feb-Apr

Mar-May

Apr-Jun

May-Jul

Jun-Aug

Jul-Sep

Aug-Oct

Sep-Nov

Oct-Dec

Nov-Jan

Dec-Feb

Temp

Jan-Mar

Feb-Apr

Mar-May

Apr-Jun

May-Jul

Jun-Aug

Jul-Sep

Aug-Oct

Sep-Nov

Oct-Dec

Nov-Jan

Dec-Feb

 

West of the South Island – Rainfall and Temperature Averages

Rain

Jan-Mar

Feb-Apr

Mar-May

Apr-Jun

May-Jul

Jun-Aug

Jul-Sep

Aug-Oct

Sep-Nov

Oct-Dec

Nov-Jan

Dec-Feb

Temp

Jan-Mar

Feb-Apr

Mar-May

Apr-Jun

May-Jul

Jun-Aug

Jul-Sep

Aug-Oct

Sep-Nov

Oct-Dec

Nov-Jan

Dec-Feb

 

East of the South Island – Rainfall and Temperature Averages

Rain

Jan-Mar

Feb-Apr

Mar-May

Apr-Jun

May-Jul

Jun-Aug

Jul-Sep

Aug-Oct

Sep-Nov

Oct-Dec

Nov-Jan

Dec-Feb

Temp

Jan-Mar

Feb-Apr

Mar-May

Apr-Jun

May-Jul

Jun-Aug

Jul-Sep

Aug-Oct

Sep-Nov

Oct-Dec

Nov-Jan

Dec-Feb

 

Contact

Meteorologist/Forecaster
Research subject: Climate