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Cambridge's inland location helps give the town a temperate climate with mild, wet winters and summers that are generally warm and dry.


Farmland cambridge-isiteThe rainfall, combined with plenty of sunshine hours, helps create the luscious pastures that are key to the area's dairy and horse-breeding industries.

We get an average rainfall of about 118 cms (46.6 inches) which compares to Wellington (127 cms) and Auckland (124 cms), and with major international cities London (65 cms), New York (104 cms), Shanghai (120 cms), Tokyo (144 cms) and Sydney (122 cms).

Our town enjoys about 1,975 hours of sunshine a year. This compares to Wellington (2,025) and Auckland (2,060), and with major international cities London (1,490), New York (2,685), Shanghai (1,638), Tokyo (1,965) and Sydney (2,482).

Our average summer temperature is 19°C and our average winter temperature is 10°C.

Cambridge Weather

Average monthly temperatures:

  • January 18.4°C
  • February 18.9°C
  • March 17.6°C
  • April 14.8°C
  • May 11.6°C
  • June 9.5°C
  • July 8.8°C
  • August 10.0°C
  • September 11.5°C
  • October 13.1°C
  • November 15.1°C
  • December 16.9°C

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