January Sunshine Averages for New Zealand





The tables here list the average amount of sun that cities and towns around New Zealand get during January. 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 January
Place Day Month
Auckland 7.4 229
Gisborne 8.1 250
Hamilton 7.4 230
Kaitaia 7.2 224
Masterton 7.7 239
Napier 8.0 249
New Plymouth 8.0 248
Palmerston North 6.9 212
Rotorua 7.8 243
Taupo 7.2 224
Tauranga 8.4 262
Wanganui 8.1 250
Wellington 8.0 247

South Island

Average total hours of sun in January
Place Day Month
Alexandra 7.5 231
Blenheim 8.5 262
Christchurch 7.7 238
Dunedin 5.8 180
Hokitika 7.1 220
Invercargill 6.0 186
Kaikoura 8.0 248
Lake Tekapo 8.2 254
Manapouri - Te Anau 5.9 184
Mt Cook, Hermitage 6.0 185
Nelson 8.6 268
Queenstown 7.4 230
Timaru 6.2 193
Westport 6.9 213
Reference

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

New Zealand Sunshine
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