August Sunshine Averages for New Zealand





The tables here list the average amount of sun that cities and towns around New Zealand get during August. 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 August
Place Day Month
Auckland 4.6 143
Gisborne 5.3 163
Hamilton 4.6 144
Kaitaia 5.2 162
Masterton 4.1 129
Napier 5.4 167
New Plymouth 5.2 163
Palmerston North 3.9 120
Rotorua 4.9 152
Taupo 4.3 135
Tauranga 5.6 173
Wanganui 4.4 138
Wellington 4.8 147

South Island

Average total hours of sun in August
Place Day Month
Alexandra 4.4 136
Blenheim 5.9 184
Christchurch 5.0 154
Dunedin 3.9 122
Hokitika 4.4 137
Invercargill 4.0 123
Kaikoura 5.0 156
Lake Tekapo 5.5 170
Manapouri - Te Anau 3.7 116
Mt Cook, Hermitage 3.6 113
Nelson 5.9 182
Queenstown 3.9 120
Timaru 4.9 152
Westport 3.8 119
Reference

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

New Zealand Sunshine
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