Monthly climate summaries from December 2001 to the present.


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.
Two ex-tropical cyclones impact New Zealand
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.
A very warm and dry month
Hot in the south and dry countrywide to end spring
A very dry and warm month for the South Island interior
A wet month for many and warm on the eastern coasts.
A warm end to winter, wet in central and southwestern parts of both Islands, dry for much of the east.
A tumultuous month with record breaking rainfall for eastern South Island
Record-dry June for parts of the North Island.

Cool and dry for much of the South Island, wet for inland parts of the North Island

Tropical moisture brings prolific rainfall to the North Island and eastern South Island.

The Tasman Tempest causes a deluge in the upper North Island.

Wet for some of the North Island, dry for the South Island.

A tempestuous month, cool for many and very dry in the eastern North Island.

A dry end to the year with average to below average temperatures.