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Monthly climate summaries from December 2001 to the present.
Climate Summary for July 2021
Heavy downpours and unseasonable warmth
Climate Summary for June 2021
New Zealand’s warmest June on record
Climate Summary for May 2021
Severe flooding in Canterbury to end the month
Climate Summary for April 2021
Warmer and drier than normal for many
Climate Summary for March 2021
A month with long dry spells and late season warmth
Climate Summary for February 2021
A dry month with mixed temperatures.
Climate Summary for January 2021
A mild month with mixed rainfall patterns.
Climate Summary for December 2020
A dry and mild end to the year
Climate Summary for November 2020
Wet and warm for much of New Zealand
Climate Summary for October 2020
A warm and dry month for much of New Zealand.
Climate Summary for September 2020
Dry for northern North Island, wet for much of South Island.
Climate Summary for August 2020
A warm and dry finish to winter.
Climate Summary for July 2020
Very wet in Northland, dry for many remaining areas
Climate Summary for June 2020
Warm start to winter for much of the country
Climate Summary for May 2020
Warm and dry for the middle to lower South Island
Climate Summary for April 2020
Very dry for many parts of New Zealand.
Climate Summary for March 2020
Dry for many locations; temperatures near to below average
Climate Summary for February 2020
Dry in the North Island; flooding in the lower South Island
Climate Summary for January 2020
January - a month of two halves
Climate Summary for December 2019
Wet end to the year for much of New Zealand.
Climate Summary for November 2019
Hottest November on record for New Zealand
Climate Summary for October 2019
Variable rainfall patterns; cool in the lower South Island.
Climate Summary for September 2019
Average temperatures overall with variable rainfall patterns.
Climate Summary for August 2019
Variable temperature and rainfall patterns with frequent southwesterly winds.