April Sunshine Averages for New Zealand





The tables here list the average amount of sun that cities and towns around New Zealand get during April. Each place has a daily average and a monthly total of the hours of sunshine it typically receives.

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

All the statistics are long-term historical averages of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

North Island

Average hours of sunshine in April
Place Day Month
Auckland 5.2 157
Gisborne 5.5 165
Hamilton 5.5 165
Kaitaia 5.4 161
Masterton 5.2 156
Napier 5.7 172
New Plymouth 5.9 178
Palmerston North 4.9 146
Rotorua 5.7 171
Taupo 5.2 156
Tauranga 6.1 184
Wanganui 5.3 159
Wellington 5.4 161

South Island

Average total hours of sun in April
Place Day Month
Alexandra 5.3 158
Blenheim 6.5 194
Christchurch 5.4 163
Dunedin 4.2 126
Hokitika 4.9 147
Invercargill 3.9 117
Kaikoura 5.8 173
Lake Tekapo 6.6 199
Manapouri - Te Anau 4.2 125
Mt Cook, Hermitage 4.2 125
Nelson 6.5 196
Queenstown 4.8 145
Timaru 5.3 158
Westport 5.1 152
Reference

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

New Zealand Sunshine
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