Average April Rainfall for New Zealand





The tables below list monthly averages for rainfall during April at cities and towns around New Zealand.

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

Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets a year and for the normal amount of precipitation. The calculation of days only includes the days when rain totalled at least one millimetre (0.04 inches).

The month's precipitation statistics are long-term historical averages of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

North Island

Average monthly precipitation in April
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Auckland 3.9 99
9 Gisborne 3.9 98
8 Hamilton 3.2 80
11 Kaitaia 3.8 98
9 Masterton 2.1 54
7 Napier 2.7 68
10 New Plymouth 4.9 125
8 Palmerston North 2.6 66
8 Rotorua 4.2 107
7 Taupo 2.7 68
8 Tauranga 4.8 121
8 Wanganui 2.7 69
9 Wellington 3.3 84
10 Whangarei 3.9 99

South Island

April averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
4 Alexandra 0.9 22
5 Blenheim 2.1 53
7 Christchurch 1.8 46
8 Dunedin 2.0 51
13 Hokitika 9.1 232
12 Invercargill 3.8 96
7 Kaikoura 2.0 52
6 Lake Tekapo 1.8 45
11 Manapouri - Te Anau 3.5 90
15 Milford Sound 21.0 533
12 Mt Cook, Hermitage 14.3 363
7 Nelson 3.2 81
7 Queenstown 2.2 56
6 Timaru 1.5 39
12 Westport 6.2 157
Reference

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

New Zealand Rainfall
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