The temperature in Auckland New Zealand is dependent upon several factors, in New Zealand time of year is the first consideration.
Being a sub-tropical country location, the North Island of New Zealand can be very humid, with rain falling into the first months of summer. This tendency towards rain, though, contributes to the magnificent greenness that NZ is so famous for.
Auckland can also be home to some severe storms during the season, with strong wind gusts common during storms. Because Auckland is a coastal city you can expect strong sea breezes and for it to be cooler down by the water than in the inner city.
When asking ‘what time is it in Auckland New Zealand?’ you must be careful with simple time zone tables as New Zealand, though it is a long and thin country so only has one time zone, it does recognize summer and day light savings time.
As a general rule Auckland is in GMT+13
GMT means “Greenwich Mean Time” and refers to the official time from which other time zone are calculated.
Located in Greenwich, London, the clock in the Royal Observatory (also called the Shepherd Gate Clock) shows GMT all year round and daylight savings is never applied.
The application of daylight savings time in Auckland New Zealand means that twice a year the clocks are changed forward or back one hour, in order for there to be more waking hours during the day light.
For example, in 2020 daylight savings time in Auckland ended on 5th April, so at 3am on that day the clocks were changed to read “2am”. Whereas Auckland time went forward when daylight savings time was applied on 27th September 2020, when 2am became 3am.