New Zealand Weather

One of the great advantages that New Zealand has is its unique climate. Imagine in just a day you could experience the impact of four seasons. Its unique and impressive climate makes the country diverse and most picturesque. It has golden beaches, tropical rainforest and world alpine ranges. Generally the city experiences temperate climate and moderately high rains however it has an abundant sunshine. The far northern part of the place experiences subtropical condition of weather during summer while the southern part of the inland alpine can be so cold and has negative 10 degrees Celsius during winter.

New Zealand Weather

Generally, there are four seasons that are experienced in New Zealand. It is conflicts the climate of North America and Europe. Yet the summer season was experienced during December until February. Autumn visits the country during March till May. Winter season was during June until August and the spring was during September till November.

When it comes to UV ratings, the country has the highest rate around the world. With this, it is vital to wear sunscreen, hat and have sunlight protection as you go outside and engage in activities. No matter what is the weather condition, the rays or heat of the sun here can burn anyone’s skin. Its mountainous regions serve as the barrier for the westerly winds. With that the country divides into different climates. The Western Coasts on the South Island is the wettest area in the country while the eastern part is approximately 100 kilometers away, considered as the driest area.

Most parts of New Zealand experiences 600 to 1600 millimeters of rainfall throughout the year and has a dry period during summer. The central and northern areas of the country experiences more rainfall during winter compared during summer while the southern areas has the lesser rainfall experience during winter and more during summer.

The country’s mean yearly temperature ranges 10 degree Celsius on the southern part and 16 degree Celsius on the northern areas. Its coldest months are during July and the warmest months are during January and February.

New Zealand city

During spring and autumn solar radiation index is higher especially on the mountainous and northern area of the country.  Snow was also rare on the coastal areas of the North and West Island. Most of this snows falls are mountainous area but the eastern and southern areas of the South Island experiences snow during winter. Frost may also occur anywhere the country. It usually form during cold nights with little wind and clear skies.

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