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Best time to visit Auckland, New Zealand

Our verdict

The best time to visit Auckland is March-May

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, March-May is the best time to go to Auckland.

In summer, the temperature in Auckland can rise as high as 25℃ (77℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Auckland is around 10℃ (50℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Auckland, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around December. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Auckland in May. Head over there in January instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Auckland, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

December

Auckland seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Auckland as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Auckland is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Auckland

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Auckland for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Auckland climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Auckland for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Auckland in January

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auckland in January, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Auckland in February

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 12 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auckland in February, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Auckland in March

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (2") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auckland in March, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Auckland in April

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auckland in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Auckland in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auckland in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Auckland in June

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auckland in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Auckland in July

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auckland in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Auckland in August

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auckland in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Auckland in September

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 17 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auckland in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Auckland in October

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auckland in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Auckland in November

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auckland in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Auckland in December

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Auckland in December, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Auckland is usually February, where temperatures tend to rise to around 23℃ (73℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Auckland is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Auckland is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Auckland, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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