Climate

Situated in the Southern Hemisphere, New Zealand’s seasons are the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere. The climate is temperate with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers.

Rainfall

Annual Average          735mm

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Average Minimum Air Temperature

January          10.3°C                     July                  0.4°C                   Annual Average          5.5°C

Highest Recorded Average Minimum Air Temperature          13.0°C

Lowest Recorded Average Minimum Air Temperature          -2.5°C

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10cm Bare Earth Soil Temperature

January          16.1°C                    July        3.4°C                    Annual Average          9.9°C

Highest Recorded Average Minimum Soil Temperature          19.3°C

Lowest Recorded Average Minimum Soil Temperature          1.7°C

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Average Maximum Air Temperature

January          22.1°C                     July         10.1°C                  Annual Average          16.2°C

Highest Recorded Average Maximum Air Temperature          31.2°C

Lowest Recorded Average Maximum Air Temperature          8°C

This information was recorded by Winchmore Research Station. Data complied from 50 year records.