The Winter Solstice is on June 21 at 18:46 (6:46pm);
December is the first month of the summer season in New Zealand, as it is anywhere in the southern hemisphere.
In New Zealand, as in all countries within the southern hemisphere, July is the middle month of Winter. It is also a great time to go skiing or participate in other Winter sports in New Zealand.
May is New Zealand music month.
The December solstice, summer
When it is winter in England, it is Summer in New Zealand.
It is summer in New Zealand when it is winter here because New Zealand is south of the equator.
New Zealand Winter Games was created in 2009.
December 21 or 22, coinciding with the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere.
This year it would be the 22nd december.
New Zealand has a climate ranging from subtropical in the north, and oceanic in the rest of the country. The warmest months (summer) are January and February, and the coldest month is July (winter).
Right now in New Zealand it is the middle of winter (July), so the season in the USA, it is opposite in New Zealand (e.g. Summer=Winter NZ)
It is in Summer
In the Northern Hemisphere the winter season officially start at the December solstice and lasts till the following equinox. The December solstice is on either December 20, 21, 22 or 23; and the following Equinox is around March 20, 21, 22 or 23
On the 22nd of December.
New Zealand is in a Temperate region, which means the Summers are hot, Autumn (Fall) is windy, Winter is cold and wet and Spring is warm and stormy. The wettest seasons are Winter and Spring, with September having the highest level of rainfall.
New Zealand, just like Australia, has its official start of winter on 1 June every year.
well it actually starts a week after the summer solstice from where I stand
Because it marks the first day of the New Year on the Gregorian calendar, just as the Fourth of July is on the Fourth of July in the US and the Winter Solstice is celebrated on the day of the Winter Solstice, December 21.
The farther you get from the equator and the closer you get to the poles, the more sunlight you rotate through around the summer solstice and the more darkness you rotate through around the winter solstice. For example, New York City has about 15 hours of sunlight on the summer solstice and about 9 hours on the winter solstice. Jacksonville has about 14 hours of sunlight on the summer solstice and about 10 hours on the winter solstice.
Northland , New Zealand