December Sunshine Averages for New Zealand





The tables here list the average amount of sun that cities and towns around New Zealand get during December. 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 December
Place Day Month
Auckland 6.4 197
Gisborne 7.5 232
Hamilton 6.7 208
Kaitaia 6.8 210
Masterton 7.1 221
Napier 7.5 234
New Plymouth 6.8 212
Palmerston North 5.7 177
Rotorua 7.0 216
Taupo 6.6 205
Tauranga 7.5 233
Wanganui 7.2 222
Wellington 7.2 223

South Island

Average total hours of sun in December
Place Day Month
Alexandra 6.9 215
Blenheim 8.0 249
Christchurch 7.1 220
Dunedin 5.4 168
Hokitika 6.1 189
Invercargill 6.1 188
Kaikoura 6.9 212
Lake Tekapo 7.5 234
Manapouri - Te Anau 5.8 180
Mt Cook, Hermitage 5.4 169
Nelson 7.8 241
Queenstown 7.2 224
Timaru 5.8 180
Westport 5.8 179
Reference

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

New Zealand Sunshine
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