Average Annual Humidity in New Zealand

The yearly averages for relative humidity are listed below for cities and towns around New Zealand.

You can jump to a separate table for places on the North Island and South Island.

All the numbers here are long-term historical averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

Relative humidity measures the actual amount of moisture in the air as a percentage of the maximum amount of moisture the air can hold. These humidity readings are for 9:00 am local time.

North Island

Average annual humidity
Place %
Auckland 82
Gisborne 76
Hamilton 85
Kaitaia 87
Masterton 84
Napier 73
New Plymouth 83
Palmerston North 81
Rotorua 82
Taupo 82
Tauranga 79
Wanganui 79
Wellington 83
Whangarei 84

South Island

Annual relative humidity averages
Place %
Alexandra 77
Blenheim 76
Christchurch 85
Dunedin 76
Hokitika 84
Invercargill 83
Kaikoura 73
Lake Tekapo 73
Manapouri - Te Anau 85
Milford Sound 92
Mt Cook, Hermitage 78
Nelson 81
Queenstown 76
Timaru 82
Westport 84

NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research). Climate Data and Activities.

New Zealand Humidity
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