Snow typically appears during the months of June through to October, though cold snaps can occur outside these months. Most snow in New Zealand falls in the mountainous areas, like the Central Plateau in the north, and the Southern Alps in the south. It also falls heavily in inland Canterbury and Otago.
What are the coldest months in New Zealand?
The coldest month is usually July and the warmest month is usually January or February. In New Zealand generally there are relatively small variations between summer and winter temperatures, although inland and to the east of the ranges the variation is greater (up to 14°C).
How often does New Zealand have snow?
Snow falls in New Zealand’s South Island and at higher altitudes in the North Island. It is extremely rare at sea level in the North Island. Snow is more common inland in both main islands, though snow to sea level does occur on average once or twice per year in the central and southern South Island.
Is there snow all year round in New Zealand?
New Zealand is known for its friendly people and stunning vistas, including magnificent snow-capped mountain peaks. Snow and ice can be found all year round in New Zealand, as many of those snow-capped mountains are glaciers, which provide a constant beauty.
Where is the snowiest place in NZ?
10 snowiest Ski Resorts in New Zealand
|2.||Turoa Mt Ruapehu|
|3.||Whakapapa Mt Ruapehu|
Is New Zealand colder than Australia?
Australia is warmer than New Zealand, with a summer average of 30°C and winter average of 15°C. New Zealand, is a touch cooler, with a summer average around 20 to 25 degrees and a winter average around 12°.
Does Christchurch get snow?
Christchurch has occasional heavy snowfalls in winter.