The best time to visit Auckland is anytime. Auckland enjoys a warm temperate climate with changeable weather and all four seasons but no extremes of temperature.
For the best weather visit during the summer months of December, January, February and March when the days are warm averaging a high of 24°C (75°F).
Due to its coastal position on New Zealand’s North Island, Auckland receives quite high levels of rain year round.
Summer, from December through March, is warm and sunny with an average high temperature of 22°C (71°F) in December, climbing to 24°C (75°F) in January and February. Night time temperatures can be cooler. Days are generally sunny but be prepared for some rainfall.
Autumn, in April and May, sees the climate become cooler especially in the evenings and rainfall increases. The average high temperature drops to 20°C (68°F) in April and 18°C (64°F) in May.
Winter, from June through August, is generally cool and sunny, but has the majority of Auckland’s wet weather. The average high temperature drops to 15°C (59°F) in June and August reaching 14°C (57°F) in July, which has an average low of 7°C (44°F).
Spring, in September and October, is warm but wet. The average high reaches 16°C (60°F) in September and 18°C (64°F) in October.
High season: From mid-December through February, when most Kiwi families take their annual holidays. The Easter break and school holidays in April, June to July, and September to October, also tend to be very busy.
June to August is high season in the major ski destinations of Ohakune, National Park, Mt. Hutt, Wanaka and Queenstown.
During the high season, it’s best to book hotel rooms and airline seats well in advance.
Low season: The winter months between April and August, excluding the major ski regions.
|Ave Temp (°C)||20||20||19||16||14||12||11||12||13||14||16||18|
|Ave High Temp (°C)||24||24||23||20||18||15||14||15||16||18||20||22|
|Ave Low Temp (°C)||16||16||15||13||11||8||7||8||10||11||13||15|
|Sunshine (Hrs daily)||7||7||6||5||5||4||4||5||5||6||6||7|
|Daylight (Hrs daily)||14||13||12||11||10||10||10||11||12||13||14||15|
|Ave Humidity (%)||75||75||80||80||85||85||85||85||80||80||75||80|
|Days with some Rain||12||10||12||15||17||18||18||19||16||17||15||14|
|Ave Rainfall (mm)||70||80||70||90||110||120||130||150||90||90||80||70|
|Sea Temp (°C)||20||21||21||19||18||17||16||15||15||16||17||19|
|(Auckland, New Zealand)||J||F||M||A||M||J||J||A||S||O||N||D|
Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from Meteorological Service of New Zealand.
Latest update: Best time to visit Auckland: 11 May, 2022