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NEW ZEALAND ENJOYS A SUB-TROPICAL CLIMATE IN THE NORTHERN
ISLAND AND A TEMPERATE CLIMATE IN THE SOUTHERN ISLAND.
IN THE NORTH ISLAND TEMPERATURES REACH 20 DEGREES, EVEN
DURING THE WINTER MONTHS. PREVAILING WEATHER COMES FROM THE
WEST, ACROSS THE TASMAN SEA, SO THE WEST COAST TENDS TO BE
WETTER THAN THAT OF THE EAST. RAINFALL VARIES LITTLE AND IS
EVENLY DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. IN NEW ZEALAND THE
SEASONS ARE REVERSED AND THE SUMMER BEGINS IN DECEMBER
THROUGH FEBRUARY, WHILE WINTER BEGINS IN JUNE THROUGH AUGUST.
THE HOTTEST MONTHS ARE JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, WHILE THE
COLDEST ARE JULY AND AUGUST.

CLOTHING: DURING THE SUMMER LIGHT TO MEDIUM WEAR IS ADVISED
WITH GOOD WALKING SHOES AND ALSO GOOD SUNGLASSES.IN THE
BUSH AREAS BEWARE OF CHANGES IN THE WEATHER. CLOTHING IS
NORMALLY INFORMAL, BUT SOME HOTELS WILL NOT ACCEPT JEANS
AND MAY ALSO ASK MEN TO WEAR A TIE. AN UMBRELLA OR RAINCOAT
IS ALSO ADVISABLE.


CLIMATE TABLES:


AUCKLAND ALT 26M
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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
TEMP MAX C 23 23 22 19 17 14 13 14 16 17 19 21
MIN C 16 16 15 13 11 9 8 8 9 11 12 14
RAIN MM 70 85 78 96 115 126 131 112 94 94 82 78
HUMIDITY AM 71 72 74 78 80 83 84 80 76 74 71 70
% PM 62 61 65 69 70 73 74 70 68 66 64 64



CHRISTCHURCH ALT 10M
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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
TEMP MAX C 21 20 19 16 13 10 10 11 13 16 17 19
MIN C 12 12 11 7 5 2 2 3 5 6 8 10
RAIN MM 56 43 48 48 66 66 69 48 46 43 48 56
HUMIDITY AM 65 71 75 82 85 87 87 81 72 63 64 67
% PM 59 60 69 71 69 72 76 66 69 60 64 60



WELLINGTON ALT 127M
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JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
TEMP MAX C 19 19 18 16 13 11 10 11 12 13 15 17
MIN C 14 13 13 11 9 7 7 7 8 9 10 12
RAIN MM 81 81 81 97 117 117 137 117 97 102 89 89
HUMIDITY AM 73 75 76 79 80 81 81 80 76 75 76 74
% PM 67 71 69 76 77 78 76 74 75 74 69 69

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