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New Zealand Weather
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The climate in New Zealand is complex and vaires from subtropical temperatures in the North, and cooler temperates in the South.

In the south of New Zealand the temperature can be quite cool in the winter, with snow in the mountains. In the North the weather is generally warmer, and has no extremes from hot to cold.

The western areas, particularly in the South island, has more rain. The eastern areas often experience drought conditions in summer.

Required clothing

In the North island lightweight cottons and linens are worn most of the year, and in the South Island the same is worn in the summer, whilst mediumweights are worn during winter.

Rainwear is essential if visiting the rainforest areas in the South Island, and is advisable throughout the rest of the year.