Monthly climate summaries from December 2001 to the present.


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
A wet start to spring for some but dry for most
A dry end to winter for much of the South Island.
A warm mid-winter for most of New Zealand.
A dry start to winter for much of the South Island.
Warm and dry to start, followed by cooler and unsettled conditions.
Two large storms bring destruction to parts of New Zealand
The warmth continues everywhere and wetness for some - and the warmest start to the year on record.