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Monthly climate summaries from December 2001 to the present.
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.
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