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The Weather and Climate in New Zealand

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The country’s climate changes from warm semitropical in north to cool temperate climates in south, with serious highland conditions in the mountainous areas. The wettest area of the country is the West Coast of the South Island; on the other hand the east of the mountains is the driest. Most areas of the country experience rainfall between 600 to 1600 mm spread during the year with a dry period on summer. Over the northern and central regions more rainfall comes during winter than summer. In the south, the average annual temperature is 10°C and 16°C in the north. Normally, the coldest month is July and the warmest month is January or February.

Most snow in the country comes down in the mountain areas. It seldom falls in the coastal regions of the North Island and west of the South Island, while the east and south of the South Island might experience snow in winter. Freezing happens anywhere in the country and normally form on cold nights.

Recommended outfit is casual and those that you are comfortable wearing on most occasions. Elegance informal clothes are suitable or tolerable at most nightspots and restaurants. Men are commonly not expected to have suits and ties, with the exception in some of the top recognized bars and restaurants in major metropolises. During summer a light sweaters or jackets must be included in your baggage supposed the weather turn cooler. You can anticipate some rain, so include a light rainproof jacket or coat. Pack warm winter attire if you going to visit the country between May and September. Layer your clothing.

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