Climate

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Tikorangi is technically in a temperate zone although its mild conditions mean that many subtropical plants can be grown successfully in the garden.

Summers are relatively cool with daytime average of around 24 degrees Celsius. Winters are mild with a daytime average around 14 degrees Celsius. Being within five kilometres of the coast, there is not great variation between day and night temperatures. The disturbed westerly air pattern keeps air moving and stops any temperature extremes.

The few frosts are usually minor – a degree or two of ground frost at the most.

Sunshine hours are high, usually over 2200 hours and around 150cm of rain annually falls evenly throughout the year. Droughts are unheard of.

The area is friable and fertile volcanic soil, the legacy of the volcanic Mount Taranaki about 50 kilometres away.