What should a person from Vancouver in western Canada’s British Columbia expect in Auckland, New Zealand in terms of weather conditions?

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If a person from Vancouver, British Columbia were to travel to Auckland, New Zealand, they would not have to adjust very much.  The only thing that they would really have to remember is that Auckland is in the Southern Hemisphere and that the seasons are, therefore, reversed.  In addition, Auckland does not get as much rain as Vancouver does.  Other than that, the weather in these two cities is rather similar.

For example, let us look at the weather in August (Vancouver) and February (Auckland).  The weather in Auckland is just a little bit warmer.  The average high in Auckland is 24 Celsius compared with 22 in Vancouver.  The average low in Auckland is 16 while it is 13 in Vancouver.  The major difference is with the amount of rain.  In Auckland, the typical February has only 20 ml of rain while Vancouver gets 38 in the average August.

The weather in the winter is similar.  It gets a bit colder in Vancouver and is much wetter.  For example, the average low in December is 6 Celsius and the average precipitation is 178 ml.  In Auckland in June, the average low is 9 Celsius and the average precipitation is about 47 ml.

Thus, the person from Vancouver should expect slightly warmer weather with much less rain in Auckland.

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