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Living in Auckland

Auckland is New Zealand's largest city. Uniquely set between two harbours, amongst 11 extinct volcanoes and numerous islands in the Hauraki Gulf makes it a great place to live. 

View West Auckland View NorthShore View Habour Bridge

Climate

Auckland enjoys a warm coastal climate without extremes of temperature. The mean daily temperature during January and February is 23 degrees Celsius (74 Farenheit), and during July and August, the mean daily maximum is 14 degrees Celsius (57 Farenheit).

It is a sunny spot in the country, with annual sunshine hours of 2060. It also has a moderate rainfall, which ensures the lushness of its rainforests, with a mean annual rainfall of 1240mm.

Summer is from December to February; Autumn or Fall is from March to May; Winter is from June to August; and Spring is from September to November.

Population

Home to over 1.3 million people (one third of the national population) and the fastest growing region in New Zealand, the Auckland region is culturally diverse and dynamic.  With 37% of residents born overseas, the Auckland region is cosmopolitan and diverse.