March Sunshine Averages for New Zealand





The tables here list the average amount of sun that cities and towns around New Zealand get during March. 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 March
Place Day Month
Auckland 6.1 189
Gisborne 6.2 191
Hamilton 6.2 193
Kaitaia 6.5 201
Masterton 5.5 169
Napier 6.5 202
New Plymouth 6.9 213
Palmerston North 5.6 174
Rotorua 6.4 200
Taupo 5.8 180
Tauranga 6.9 214
Wanganui 6.2 192
Wellington 6.6 205

South Island

Average total hours of sun in March
Place Day Month
Alexandra 6.2 194
Blenheim 7.4 231
Christchurch 6.2 191
Dunedin 4.7 146
Hokitika 5.7 177
Invercargill 4.6 143
Kaikoura 5.9 184
Lake Tekapo 7.4 231
Manapouri - Te Anau 4.9 153
Mt Cook, Hermitage 4.9 151
Nelson 7.4 230
Queenstown 6.0 187
Timaru 5.4 169
Westport 5.3 164
Reference

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

New Zealand Sunshine
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