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Monthly climate summaries from December 2001 to the present.
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.
Climate Summary for July 2019
New Zealand’s 2nd-warmest July on record.
Climate Summary for June 2019
An unusually dry start to winter.
Climate Summary for May 2019
New Zealand’s 3rd-warmest May on record
Climate Summary for April 2019
Wet and cool for inland parts of the South Island, variable elsewhere.
Climate Summary for March 2019
It was New Zealand’s equal 2nd warmest March on record.
Climate Summary for February 2019
Dry for most locations, drought for upper South Island
Climate Summary for January 2019
New Zealand’s 3rd warmest January on record.
Climate Summary for December 2018
Wet end to the year for the North Island and north-eastern South Island
Climate Summary for November 2018
Very wet for eastern and inland parts of the South Island
Climate Summary for October 2018
A dry month for much of New Zealand
Climate Summary for September 2018
A wet start to spring for some but dry for most
Climate Summary for August 2018
A dry end to winter for much of the South Island.
Climate Summary for July 2018
A warm mid-winter for most of New Zealand.
Climate Summary for June 2018
A dry start to winter for much of the South Island.
Climate Summary for May 2018
Warm and dry to start, followed by cooler and unsettled conditions.
Climate Summary for April 2018
Two large storms bring destruction to parts of New Zealand
Climate Summary for March 2018
The warmth continues everywhere and wetness for some - and the warmest start to the year on record.
Climate Summary for February 2018
Two ex-tropical cyclones impact New Zealand
Climate Summary for January 2018
January 2018 was New Zealand’s hottest month on record (since 1909) using NIWA’s seven-station series. Dozens of locations observed their record or near-record high mean temperature for January.
Climate Summary for December 2017
A very warm and dry month
Climate Summary for November 2017
Hot in the south and dry countrywide to end spring
Climate Summary for October 2017
A very dry and warm month for the South Island interior