New Zealand in december: average Weather, Temperature and Climate, Where to go?

How are weather conditions in New Zealand in december? Is it the best time to go to Invercargill and Dunedin? Check out weather averages and our opinion below.

Weather in New Zealand in december 2019

Here, find the the weather forecast for the month of december for most popular cities in New Zealand. These forecasts are probabilities for december from weather reports for many years. The percentage indicates the probability of having the weather mentioned.

Average weather in december in Auckland

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
16°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
33% of time

Clear/Sunny

26%

Cloudy

16%

Moderate rain at times

15%

Weather at 1pm
22°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
35% of time

Clear/Sunny

32%

Partly Cloudy

19%

Cloudy

8%

Weather at 7pm
20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
37% of time

Moderate rain at times

30%

Partly Cloudy

21%

Cloudy

8%

More information about the weather in Auckland in december

Average weather in december in Christchurch

good weather

Weather at 7am
11°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
46% of time

Partly Cloudy

23%

Cloudy

11%

Moderate rain at times

10%

Weather at 1pm
20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Partly Cloudy

23%

Moderate rain at times

19%

Cloudy

8%

Weather at 7pm
17°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
43% of time

Partly Cloudy

23%

Moderate rain at times

19%

Cloudy

8%

More information about the weather in Christchurch in december

Average weather in december in Queenstown

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
6°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
31% of time

Clear/Sunny

27%

Moderate rain at times

14%

Heavy rain

14%

Weather at 1pm
19°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
33% of time

Clear/Sunny

32%

Partly Cloudy

25%

Heavy rain

8%

Weather at 7pm
16°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
40% of time

Clear/Sunny

30%

Partly Cloudy

21%

Heavy rain

9%

More information about the weather in Queenstown in december

Average weather in december in Wellington

good weather

Weather at 7am
15°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
37% of time

Partly Cloudy

28%

Moderate rain at times

16%

Cloudy

12%

Weather at 1pm
19°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
50% of time

Partly Cloudy

21%

Moderate rain at times

18%

Heavy rain

8%

Weather at 7pm
18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
51% of time

Partly Cloudy

21%

Moderate rain at times

18%

Heavy rain

7%

More information about the weather in Wellington in december

Average weather in december in Dunedin

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
12°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
34% of time

Partly Cloudy

32%

Moderate rain at times

14%

Cloudy

12%

Weather at 1pm
16°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
36% of time

Moderate rain at times

25%

Partly Cloudy

24%

Heavy rain

9%

Weather at 7pm
15°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
28% of time

Partly Cloudy

25%

Moderate rain at times

23%

Cloudy

14%

More information about the weather in Dunedin in december

Average weather in december in Hamilton

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
14°C

FogFog
36% of time

Clear/Sunny

19%

Moderate rain at times

14%

Partly Cloudy

13%

Weather at 1pm
22°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
45% of time

Clear/Sunny

27%

Partly Cloudy

19%

Heavy rain

8%

Weather at 7pm
19°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
38% of time

Clear/Sunny

32%

Partly Cloudy

14%

Heavy rain

12%

More information about the weather in Hamilton in december

Average weather in december in Hokitika

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
13°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Partly Cloudy

25%

Moderate rain at times

19%

Heavy rain

18%

Weather at 1pm
19°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
41% of time

Moderate rain at times

25%

Partly Cloudy

18%

Heavy rain

13%

Weather at 7pm
17°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
41% of time

Moderate rain at times

24%

Heavy rain

18%

Partly Cloudy

16%

More information about the weather in Hokitika in december

Average weather in december in Invercargill

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
11°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
23% of time

Moderate rain at times

23%

Partly Cloudy

22%

Cloudy

13%

Weather at 1pm
17°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
39% of time

Clear/Sunny

27%

Partly Cloudy

17%

Heavy rain

12%

Weather at 7pm
16°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
40% of time

Clear/Sunny

28%

Partly Cloudy

19%

Heavy rain

10%

More information about the weather in Invercargill in december

Average weather in december in Nelson

good weather

Weather at 7am
12°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Partly Cloudy

21%

Moderate rain at times

13%

Heavy rain

11%

Weather at 1pm
22°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Partly Cloudy

24%

Moderate rain at times

23%

Heavy rain

8%

Weather at 7pm
19°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
42% of time

Moderate rain at times

31%

Partly Cloudy

17%

Heavy rain

8%

More information about the weather in Nelson in december

Average weather in december in Rotorua

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
13°C

FogFog
28% of time

Clear/Sunny

22%

Moderate rain at times

17%

Partly Cloudy

16%

Weather at 1pm
21°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
41% of time

Clear/Sunny

35%

Partly Cloudy

14%

Heavy rain

7%

Weather at 7pm
19°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
46% of time

Clear/Sunny

26%

Partly Cloudy

17%

Heavy rain

9%

More information about the weather in Rotorua in december

Average weather in december in Tauranga

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
14°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
29% of time

Partly Cloudy

25%

Moderate rain at times

17%

Cloudy

13%

Weather at 1pm
22°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
37% of time

Clear/Sunny

37%

Partly Cloudy

18%

Heavy rain

6%

Weather at 7pm
20°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
38% of time

Clear/Sunny

31%

Partly Cloudy

20%

Heavy rain

8%

More information about the weather in Tauranga in december

Average weather in december in Ashburton

good weather

Weather at 7am
12°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
48% of time

Partly Cloudy

25%

Cloudy

12%

Moderate rain at times

11%

Weather at 1pm
21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
47% of time

Partly Cloudy

24%

Moderate rain at times

16%

Cloudy

10%

Weather at 7pm
18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
46% of time

Partly Cloudy

24%

Moderate rain at times

16%

Cloudy

10%

More information about the weather in Ashburton in december

Average weather in december in Balclutha

good weather

Weather at 7am
10°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
36% of time

Partly Cloudy

32%

Moderate rain at times

14%

Cloudy

10%

Weather at 1pm
18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Moderate rain at times

29%

Partly Cloudy

21%

Heavy rain

12%

Weather at 7pm
16°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
37% of time

Clear/Sunny

26%

Partly Cloudy

21%

Heavy rain

10%

More information about the weather in Balclutha in december

Average weather in december in Blenheim

good weather

Weather at 7am
12°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Partly Cloudy

21%

Moderate rain at times

13%

Heavy rain

11%

Weather at 1pm
22°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
45% of time

Partly Cloudy

24%

Moderate rain at times

23%

Heavy rain

8%

Weather at 7pm
19°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
42% of time

Moderate rain at times

31%

Partly Cloudy

17%

Heavy rain

8%

More information about the weather in Blenheim in december

Average weather in december in Coromandel

good weather

Weather at 7am
16°C

Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy
32% of time

Clear/Sunny

26%

Moderate rain at times

14%

Cloudy

14%

Weather at 1pm
21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
32% of time

Moderate rain at times

30%

Partly Cloudy

21%

Heavy rain

10%

Weather at 7pm
20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Partly Cloudy

25%

Moderate rain at times

24%

Cloudy

10%

More information about the weather in Coromandel in december

Average weather in december in Dargaville

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
16°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
30% of time

Partly Cloudy

25%

Cloudy

14%

Fog

14%

Weather at 1pm
23°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
36% of time

Clear/Sunny

35%

Partly Cloudy

17%

Heavy rain

7%

Weather at 7pm
20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
38% of time

Moderate rain at times

26%

Partly Cloudy

20%

Heavy rain

11%

More information about the weather in Dargaville in december

Average weather in december in Gisborne

good weather

Weather at 7am
14°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
44% of time

Partly Cloudy

30%

Moderate rain at times

11%

Heavy rain

8%

Weather at 1pm
22°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
41% of time

Moderate rain at times

26%

Partly Cloudy

22%

Heavy rain

8%

Weather at 7pm
20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
38% of time

Partly Cloudy

26%

Moderate rain at times

25%

Heavy rain

9%

More information about the weather in Gisborne in december

Average weather in december in Gore

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
10°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
23% of time

Moderate rain at times

23%

Partly Cloudy

22%

Cloudy

13%

Weather at 1pm
17°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
39% of time

Clear/Sunny

27%

Partly Cloudy

17%

Heavy rain

12%

Weather at 7pm
16°C

Moderate rain at timesModerate rain at times
39% of time

Clear/Sunny

28%

Partly Cloudy

19%

Heavy rain

10%

More information about the weather in Gore in december

Average weather in december in Greymouth

tolerable weather

Weather at 7am
12°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
35% of time

Partly Cloudy

26%

Moderate rain at times

17%

Heavy rain

17%

Weather at 1pm
19°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
41% of time

Moderate rain at times

23%

Partly Cloudy

18%

Heavy rain

13%

Weather at 7pm
17°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
42% of time

Moderate rain at times

21%

Partly Cloudy

18%

Heavy rain

16%

More information about the weather in Greymouth in december

Average weather in december in Hastings

good weather

Weather at 7am
14°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
49% of time

Partly Cloudy

25%

Moderate rain at times

10%

Cloudy

10%

Weather at 1pm
22°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
47% of time

Partly Cloudy

25%

Moderate rain at times

19%

Heavy rain

8%

Weather at 7pm
20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
36% of time

Partly Cloudy

26%

Moderate rain at times

24%

Heavy rain

9%

More information about the weather in Hastings in december

Average weather in december in Hawera

good weather

Weather at 7am
15°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
29% of time

Partly Cloudy

25%

Moderate rain at times

20%

Cloudy

16%

Weather at 1pm
21°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
33% of time

Moderate rain at times

30%

Partly Cloudy

25%

Heavy rain

8%

Weather at 7pm
19°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
43% of time

Partly Cloudy

23%

Moderate rain at times

22%

Heavy rain

9%

More information about the weather in Hawera in december

Average weather in december in Kaikoura

good weather

Weather at 7am
12°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
53% of time

Partly Cloudy

21%

Moderate rain at times

15%

Heavy rain

9%

Weather at 1pm
20°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
54% of time

Moderate rain at times

21%

Partly Cloudy

18%

Heavy rain

7%

Weather at 7pm
18°C

Clear/SunnyClear/Sunny
42% of time

Moderate rain at times

26%

Partly Cloudy

21%

Heavy rain

10%

More information about the weather in Kaikoura in december

Weather details in december

Since December is the wettest month of the year, it is expected to have rain in New Zealand - regardless of the destination chosen. As the intensity of the rains varies from region to region, the weather in New Zealand throughout December can be pleasant as in Christchurch and Wellington, suitable as in Oakland or unfavorable like Hokitika.

December in the North of North Island

From the outset, the weather in the north of the country seems to be dominated by the relatively abundant rainfall. In fact, by totaling the sunny days and the cloudy but dry days, we have several pleasant days - suitable for outdoor activities. Since temperatures between 16° C and 22° C favor a mild atmosphere, climatic conditions in the north of the country are acceptable.

December in the South of the North Island

The geographical location of Wellington keeps the city free from humidity and this translates into very few rainy days. As a result, the weather is dominant over the other climatic conditions and it is therefore pleasant throughout December in New Zealand. All the more so as the mild temperatures are suitable to recharge under nice conditions.

December on the Southern Coast and the West Coast of the South Island

Apart from the locality of Hokitika which faces the alternation of showers and torrential rains, the rest of the localities located on the western coast and the southern coast of the South Island enjoy a climate throughout December in Nova Scotia, New Zealand that is fairly lenient. The fresh atmosphere blends perfectly with the gentle sun to promote a feeling of well-being.

December on the East Coast of South Island

Like Wellington, the location of Christchurch allows to benefit from pleasant climatic conditions. For this reason in December, due to the low intensity of the rains, the sun makes the days already comfortable. Due to the temperatures varying between 12° C and 20° C, the days are characterized by a fresh atmosphere.



Organised tours and trips in New Zealand in december


Where to go in New Zealand in december?

Where to go in New Zealand in december: destination map

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Where should you go in New Zealand in december when it comes to the weather?

Remember:
The climate in New Zealand in december ranges from good to bad depending on the region and city.

warning in december the weather is different depending on the city and regions of the country.

You are lucky: It is not perfect, however, the weather in New Zealand that month should be quite good in Nelson, Christchurch and Wellington. I allows to savor sightseeing in these locations. And even why not take a little time to lazing in the sun!

If you do not go to spend your time in a lounger by the pool, but, for example to go sightseeing, the cities of Tauranga, Queenstown, Auckland, Hamilton, Dunedin, Rotorua and Invercargill have a just ok weather for that in december. Finally, we advise you to avoid you get because the climate is rather unfavorable.


Climate in New Zealand in december

Climate in Auckland in December

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Auckland is 20°C (maximum temperature is 23°C and minimum temperature is 18°C). The climate quite good around this city in the month of december. With 106mm over 12 days, rainfall can happen during your holidays. But this is reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.
With proper weather, the month of december is okay (but not good month) for traveling in that area.

December
Average temperature 20°C
Highest temperature 23°C
Lowest temperature 18°C
Sea temperature 18.4°C
Rainfall 106mm
Number of days with rainfall 12 day(s)
(38%)
Humidity 82%
Cloud cover 44%
Length of day 14:40
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Auckland in December

Climate in Christchurch in December

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Christchurch is 16°C (maximum temperature is 21°C and minimum temperature is 11°C). The climate nice there in december. With about 62mm over 9 days, rainfall is infrequent for your journey.
With a good climate, the month of december is an advisable month to go in this city.

December
Average temperature 16°C
Highest temperature 21°C
Lowest temperature 11°C
Sea temperature 14.2°C
Rainfall 62mm
Number of days with rainfall 9 day(s)
(30%)
Humidity 88%
Cloud cover 39%
Length of day 15:24
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net good
more information about the climate in Christchurch in December

Climate in Queenstown in December

In the month of december, maximum temperature is 19°C and minimum temperature is 8°C (for an average temperature of 14°C). The climate is quite cool in that locality in the month of december, but it is endurable by dressing hot. With 114mm over 16 days, you risk getting wet slightly throughout your holidays. But this is rather moderate and it is only of temporary showers.
With a correct climate, december is okay (but not good time) for traveling in this locality.

December
Average temperature 14°C
Highest temperature 19°C
Lowest temperature 8°C
Rainfall 114mm
Number of days with rainfall 16 day(s)
(50%)
Humidity 89%
Cloud cover 42%
Length of day 15:36
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Queenstown in December

Climate in Wellington in December

In the month of december, maximum temperature is 20°C and minimum temperature is 15°C (for an average temperature of 17°C). The climate quite nice around this city in this month. With 77mm over 11 days, you will experience some showers during your holidays. But this is pretty reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.
With a good climate, december is a good month to go in this locality.

December
Average temperature 17°C
Highest temperature 20°C
Lowest temperature 15°C
Sea temperature 15.8°C
Rainfall 77mm
Number of days with rainfall 11 day(s)
(35%)
Humidity 86%
Cloud cover 36%
Length of day 15:08
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net good
more information about the climate in Wellington in December

Climate in Dunedin in December

In the month of december, the mean temperature in Dunedin is 14°C (maximum temperature is 17°C and minimum temperature is 11°C). The climate is rather cool here in december, but it is tolerable by dressing warm. With 95mm over 13 days, rain may occur for your vacations. But this is pretty moderate and you will not be too bothered by it.
With a correct weather, the month of december is okay (but not the best time) for traveling in this city.

December
Average temperature 14°C
Highest temperature 17°C
Lowest temperature 11°C
Sea temperature 12.7°C
Rainfall 95mm
Number of days with rainfall 13 day(s)
(43%)
Humidity 87%
Cloud cover 43%
Length of day 15:43
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Dunedin in December

All cities in New Zealand in december

Auckland in decembertolerable weather
Christchurch in decembergood weather
Queenstown in decembertolerable weather
Wellington in decembergood weather
Dunedin in decembertolerable weather
Hamilton in decembertolerable weather
Hokitika in decembertolerable weather
Invercargill in decembertolerable weather
Nelson in decembergood weather
Rotorua in decembertolerable weather
Tauranga in decembertolerable weather
Ashburton in decembergood weather
Balclutha in decembergood weather
Blenheim in decembergood weather
Coromandel in decembergood weather
Dargaville in decembertolerable weather
Gisborne in decembergood weather
Gore in decembertolerable weather
Greymouth in decembertolerable weather
Hastings in decembergood weather
Hawera in decembergood weather
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Weather data for New Zealand in december:

Weather data for New Zealand in december is derived from an average of the weather forecast since 2009 in New Zealand. There is a margin of error and these forecasts are to be considered as general information only. The weather in New Zealand can vary slightly from year to year, but these predictions should limit surprises. So you can pack your bags and check when is the best time of year to visit New Zealand.


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