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NZ’s worst weather city

Still our Top Debate — Now we think this is a bit of a tough call but when you add all the weather elements together, where do you think the harshest weather takes place in a city in Godzone.

Take into account the wind, the rain, the gloomy days and some chilly temps and what do you end up with.?

Now a city classifies a popoluation of 25,000 people or more which gives us plenty of cities nationally to choose from.

We’re not just talking rough winters but all year round.Have you lived there and what was it like? What did you have to put up with?

We’d love to hear your comments!


CLIMASTER on 22/03/2021 1:44pm

Without any doubt, Invercargill easily wins this challenge with his 160 rainy days (more than 1mm) a year, combined with less than 1700 sunshine hours a year. Moreover, it’s one of the coldest city of the whole country…

Need Vit D on 27/02/2021 3:43am

Timaru here, possibly the most overcast town in NZ. Timaru had a wonderfully clear and settled winter. Last week of September came the overcast. Five months later still overcast nearly every day. We have had some warm days, but little sun. Last summer was same. Gonna move to BOP or Hawkes Bay, too depressing (literally) here, grey sky every morning, spirits shattered.

Dave on 14/01/2021 5:35am

Any comments about New Plymouth weather? We are thinking of relocating to New Plymouth from Auckland but unsure about winter weather?? Advice would be appreciated.

WW Forecast Team on 15/01/2021 12:22am

Hi Dave, those who live in New Plymouth may be better positioned to advise you but generally NP is a little wetter than Auckland and more frosty in winter. But the weather pattern is fairly similar and so are temperatures quite often – overall a little cooler and wetter than Auckland though.
– WW

Rupak on 24/12/2020 12:47am

In Auckland it gets a bit warm here but at times, the wind never stops. In the middle of summer, the warm temperature starts to increase.

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