Auckland Weather in January: Summer is at its peak in January with an average high temperature of 73°F (23°C), making it the hottest month of the year. January also receives the most daily average sunshine of the year with 8 hours per day. The average low temperature is 63°F (17°C).
In February, the average sea temperature is 70°F (21°C), which means it’s a fantastic time to hit the nearby beaches or lakes. The low and high temperature averages stay the same at 63°F (17°C) and 73°F (23°C) respectively.
March sees temperature averages cooling ever so slightly as the high temperatures decrease to 72°F (22°C). The low temperature sees a larger decrease averaging at 59°F (15°C). This signals the start of the fall season in Auckland.
Auckland Weather in April: The weather continues to cool in April as the fall season deepens. The average low and average high temperatures range between 55°F (13°C) and 68°F (20°C). Precipitation averages for the month are relatively low with expected rainfall at 40 mm.
May sees the average high temperature decreasing to 63°F (17°C). Similarly, the average low temperature also decreases, though by a smaller amount, to 52°F (11°C).
In June, the winter season arrives along with high temperature averages and low temperature averages of 59°F (15°C) and 48°F (9°C) respectively. The onset of winter brings with it the lowest daily average sunshine rate of 4 hours per day and a 50 mm precipitation rate.
Auckland Weather in July: Temperatures drop to their absolute lowest in July as the average high temperature sinks to 57°F (14°C). Likewise, the average low temperature drops to 46°F (8°C). July is also the wettest month of the year with expected rainfall at 60 mm.
In August, the final month of the winter season, the climate starts to warm back up. The average high and average low temperatures come in at 59°F (15°C) and 46°F (8°C) respectively.
September sees the upward trend in temperatures continue with low and high temperatures ranging between 50°F (10°C) and 61°F (16°C). Precipitation averages decrease to 40 mm.
Auckland Weather in October: Spring weather is beautifully mild in October with 63°F (17°C) as the high temperature average. Meanwhile, the low temperature average also sees an increase to 54°F (12°C).
November receives a relatively low amount of rain by Auckland’s standards with a precipitation average of 40 mm. The average high temperature sees another increase to 66°F (19°C) alongside the average low temperature which rises to 55°F (13°C).
In December, the summer season returns to Auckland with a 7-hour daily average sunshine rate. The high temperature average hits 70°F (21°C) while the low temperature average peaks at 59°F (15°C).
Truly, there’s never a bad time to visit New Zealand. At any time of the year, there’s always incredible fun to be had an even more awesome views to be seen. The best time to visit for outdoor activities like hitting the beach or the cycling trails is definitely in December through February when summer arrives. For avid hikers who don’t necessarily want to run into throngs of tourists, the autumn months of March through May is the best time to visit. Winter is a fantastic time to visit for winter sports as the ski fields begin to open. It’s also a fantastic time to explore the backcountry valley trails. Lord of the Rings fans will get a kick out of visiting the sights and sounds in spring as a bit of snow still remains from winter making the mountainous views absolutely breathtaking.
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