In 2019, New Zealand experienced, on average, 47 hot days.

We have updated our temperature and rainfall/drought indicators in the climate change domain. These are the key facts:

  • Number of days over 25°C, 1981-2019, by Territorial Authority (TA)
  • In 2019, New Zealand had, on average, 65.9 (54.7–77.2) dry days and 17.7 (16.3–19.0) days with
    extreme rainfall. The climate station representing Tauranga District had the most dry days (136),
    whereas the stations representing Dunedin, Mackenzie, Southland and Westland District had the
    most extreme rainfall days (26 each).

For more information, please visit the climate change pages here.