Monthly climate summaries from December 2001 to the present.


Dry for northern North Island, wet for much of South Island.
A warm and dry finish to winter.
Very wet in Northland, dry for many remaining areas
Warm start to winter for much of the country
Warm and dry for the middle to lower South Island
Very dry for many parts of New Zealand.
Dry for many locations; temperatures near to below average
Dry in the North Island; flooding in the lower South Island
January - a month of two halves
Wet end to the year for much of New Zealand.
Hottest November on record for New Zealand
Variable rainfall patterns; cool in the lower South Island.
Average temperatures overall with variable rainfall patterns.
Variable temperature and rainfall patterns with frequent southwesterly winds.
New Zealand’s 2nd-warmest July on record.
An unusually dry start to winter.
New Zealand’s 3rd-warmest May on record
Wet and cool for inland parts of the South Island, variable elsewhere.
It was New Zealand’s equal 2nd warmest March on record.
Dry for most locations, drought for upper South Island
New Zealand’s 3rd warmest January on record.
Wet end to the year for the North Island and north-eastern South Island
Very wet for eastern and inland parts of the South Island
A dry month for much of New Zealand