Monthly climate summaries from December 2001 to the present.


A cool January for most of NZ; dry for North Island except Taranaki to Wellington.
A warm and dry month about central parts of New Zealand.
Warmer than average November for much of New Zealand.
Very dry in the north and east of the North Island. A warm month for eastern parts of the North and South Islands.
Warmest August on record for NZ. Dry in many parts; wet in the east and north of the North Island.
Very wet in parts of many regions, but dry in south Canterbury and Central Otago. A warm month for the North Island.
4th-warmest July on record for NZ. Very warm in the South, dry in the North.
Wettest June on record throughout Central Otago and significant snow event for the South Island in late June.
Wettest May on record for Auckland and cold blast for NZ in late May.
Extremely wet for northern South Island but dry for Otago; a very warm April for North Island.
Widespread dryness and soil moisture deficit.
A very warm March for New Zealand; widespread dryness for North Island and parts of South Island.
Extremely dry for much of North Island; wet for South Island.
Warm December with several temperature records broken.
A cold November, but dry and sunny for many regions.
A cool October in the south and west South Island; very dry in Gisborne and Hawkes Bay.
Spring westerlies kick-start September.
An unusually mild August.
A month of two halves; cold & dry to start, then wet & warm.
Dry in the northeast North Island, and also south Canterbury.
National Climate Summary – May 2012: Dry over the South Island; generally sunny & cool.
National Climate Summary – April 2012: Anticyclones abound – dry & sunny for most.
National Climate Summary – March 2012: Continuing cool.
National Climate Summary – February 2012: Extremely cloudy. Cool in eastern areas.