Westhaven Marina, Auckland Westhaven Marina, Auckland – Image courtesy Joseph Watkins/Wikimedia

Best time to visit Auckland

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).


Auckland weather

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.


Seasons

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.


Auckland – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
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
Comfort Level Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity
Ave Humidity (%) 75 75 80 80 85 85 85 85 80 80 75 80
UV Index 11 11 8 5 3 2 2 3 5 7 9 11
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: 12 November, 2019


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