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New Zealand temperatures in December

December in New Zealand has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from moderate in Mount Cook Village with 13°C to high temperatures in Mangonui with 23°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 16°C in Mangonui and 4°C in Mount Cook Village.

What is the temperature of the different cities in New Zealand in December?

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Very warm means maximum temperatures above 30°C. Warm: 22°C to 30°C. Pleasant: 18°C to 22°C Moderate: 12°C to 18°C. Cold: 2°C to 12°C. Very cold: lower than 2°C

  • What is the warmest city in December in New Zealand?
  • Based on our systematic data collection, Mangonui has been identified as the city with the highest average temperatures. The daytime temperature usually hovers around 23°C, while at night is goes down to an approximate temperature of 16°C."

  • What is the coldest city in December in New Zealand?
  • For the month of December, Mount Cook Village is the most temperate city in New Zealand based on our records. With highs averaging 13°C and nighttime temperatures dipping to around 4°C.

  • How much sun does New Zealand get in December?
  • The weather is predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 198 hours of sunshine in Auckland. This means many sunny days, which creates a cheerful atmosphere during this month.

  • What is the water's temperature in December?
  • The water temperature averages approximately 19°C in Paihia this month, so still a bit cool to swim but some enjoy a chilly dive.

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