Auckland Holiday Weather Overview
Auckland is the largest and most popular metropolitan area in New Zealand and it is in the northern half of the North Island, on a narrow isthmus of land that joins the Northland peninsula to the rest of the North Island. Auckland has an exciting waterfront that hosted the 2002/2003 America's Cup, the international yachting event of the year. Auckland offers some world-class restaurants and waterside cafes which drag the visitors around the world.
Things to do and see in Auckland
Auckland is also known as the 'City of Sails' because it has larger boat-to-person ratio than anywhere else on the earth. In every weekend the waters of the Hauraki Gulf become alive with a flotilla of colourful sails and this makes it a heaven for sailing enthusiasts. You can explore the city from the water, sailing around the beautiful harbour or on a ferry cruise to one of the many eye-catching islands.
Auckland has a friendly small-town atmosphere and a comfortable pace of life. Apart from the tallest buildings and sky towers, you will see the low slung buildings and wooden houses among the leafy parks and walking tracks. You can also enjoy the panoramic views between volcanic hills over the city and mountains.
Best month to visit Auckland
The months between November and April can be the high season to visit Auckland when the weather is warm and suitable for the outdoor exploration. The summer season (December to February) is convenient for food, concerts, festivals and sport events. Visitors also like to travel Auckland during the months, June to August when the snow is thick and good for skiing.
Climate in Auckland
Auckland weather is warm and humid during the summers and winter weather is mild and damp. Auckland is the warmest main centre of New Zealand and is also the sunniest area with maximum sunshine. The average maximum daytime temperature is 23.7 °C in February and 14.5°C in July. The absolute maximum temperature recorded is 32.4°C, while the absolute minimum temperature is -2.5°C. High levels of rainfall occur almost throughout the year.
Auckland, located on New Zealand’s North Island, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. It experiences warm temperate maritime climate and sees all four seasons with no extremes of temperature.
Summer in Auckland
During the summer season, from December till March, Auckland remains very warm and sunny. The regular maximum reaches 22°C in the first month of summer , climbs to 23°C in January, 24°C in February. However in March it falls slightly and stays at 22°C. Although extreme hit is rare, the temperature can climb into the high 20s. On the other hand, nighttime in the city remains pleasant and comfortable with below 20°C. During the season sunshine levels reach their annual best of an average of seven hours per day.
Autumn in Auckland
Albeit autumn in Auckland, from April to May, remains warm in the first few days, it becomes mild and sees wet and grey weather as the season progresses. The regular high drops to 20°C in April and 17°C in May while the average low falls into 15°C and 12°C respectively. The levels of rainfall increase slightly and downpours occur more regularly.
Winter in Auckland
Winter comes in June and lasts till August in Auckland. The season remains mild and sunny yet some parts of Auckland see wet weather. The regular high temperature gets down to 15°C in the first two months of the season and reaches it’s lowest of 14°C in July. Throughout July the average low temperature stands at 7°C. However, neither frost nor snow develops in the season since the temperature doesn’t get cold enough.
Spring in Auckland
Spring comes in Auckland for two months, September and October. Generally it is a warm season with maximum temperature 18°C. On the other hand, the minimum temperature in the city may stand at 13°C. During this season Auckland receives more than five hours of sunshine per day.
What to pack and wear in Auckland?
If you visit Auckland during the summer time then try to bring the lightweight and light color clothes, short pants and skirts, sun hat, sun glasses and swimming gear. On the other hand, you should bring the warm clothes while visiting in the winter time; also it would be wise to bring the waterproof jackets. Most of the Auckland restaurants and hotels generally accept tidy, casual clothing. Nightclubs often have a dress code excluding hooded tops, caps, scruffy shoes or ripped clothing.
Best months to visit Auckland?
January and February are the best month to go for holiday or travel to Auckland. The weather averages gathered from Auckland weather forecast and Auckland weather history also forecast these months temperature to be around 22°c and average of 184.4 hours of sunshine in a month.
Coldest months of Auckland?
July and August are the coldest months with temperature at around 10°c.
Which months receive most rainfall in Auckland?
July and June receive most rainfall with precipitation count of 127.35mm.
Travelling to Auckland? Check out our Weather averages of Auckland to better plan your holiday or travel.
If you would just like to know what the weather was for a past dates for research or education or you are just curious then visit our historical weather of Auckland section.