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Palmerston North weather in December (Manawatu, New Zealand)

Planning a trip to Palmerston North in December? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In December, Palmerston North generally has pleasant temperatures and high rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 20°C. But by evening, they drop to around 12°C.

Precipitation

Palmerston North in December usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 112 mm for the month. Typically around 12 days of rainfall is expected.

Average sunshine

The area enjoys a balanced 178 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If your ideal day consists of dry skies and moderate temperatures January, February and March generally stand out with the best circumstances. While July tends to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Palmerston North climate page with graphs.

 

Palmerston North, monthly averages in December

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 12°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 20°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 41%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 112 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 12 days  
HumidityHumidity 76%  
SunshineSunshine 178 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in New Zealand in December

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

For visitors traveling to Palmerston North, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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