It’s important to know that New Zealand has four seasons in one day. I had never imagined that until I came here. At first, all I could say was ‘OMG’. Trust me, it doesn’t matter what season is it because it can rain at any time of year! Now I’m used to living with the weather here, so I’m okay right now lol.
The weather in Auckland was quite hard to adjust for me because I’m Thai, so I wasn’t used to living with cold weather. But actually, the weather in Auckland is quite a bit warmer than in the South Island. I think it depends on your lifestyle too. Here it’s sometimes cold and windy. Of course most weather changes suddenly to rainfall. Anyway, you can be happy with the warm weather if there is sunshine. I mean you can’t predict the weather here just by what you see, so I recommend you that you should check the weather forecast for sure before you leave home. An easy way you can check it is to type ‘Weather forecast Auckland’ in Google. It will let you know what the weather will be like. Then you will know what to wear and whether to pack an umbrella for that day, and also you can plan for your holidays too!
I would like to help you to decide what clothes to bring to Auckland. You can bring your own clothes from your country, but if that makes you worry that your bags might be over the weight limit, you can buy new clothes here! Also, you can find many kinds of clothes for every seasons here. I’ll recommend the places I usually shop at here in Auckland.
1. Downtown Shopping Centre (if you’re looking for cheap things)
– It’s opposite Britomart
2. Queen Street (The most famous street in Auckland.)
– There are lots of shops with fashionable clothes. The prices are quite expensive, but if you don’t mind the price, that’s great!
3. High Street (The street just beside Queen street.)
4. Newmarket (A famous place for shopping with many kinds of shop.)
– You can get the Outer Link bus (Yellow) or Inner Link bus (Green) to go there.
The weather changes suddenly in Auckland, so you should bring your favorite jacket so that you feel comfortable and are warm enough for any season here. Different people have different opinions on what constitutes cold weather. It can rain in any season, so you should have a rain jacket and umbrella! Be careful! (Consider yourself warned! lol) Also, you’ll need warm clothes, socks, a scarf, and long pants for winter. It’s really important for someone like me who really feels the cold! Summer is wonderful in Auckland. I think you can wear your own style, I mean whatever you want to wear! But, don’t forget to bring swimming suit, sun hat and sunglasses. These are important things you should have because there are lots of nice beaches in Auckland!