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    Rotorua weather and climate in 2024

    North Island

    Rotorua weather and climate in 2024

     

    Day

    15 °C

     

    Night

    6 °C

     

    Sea

    17 °C

     

    Precipitation

    115 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    12 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    10 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    4 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    87 %

     

    Day

    15 °C

     

    Night

    6 °C

     

    Sea

    17 °C

     

    Precipitation

    115 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    12 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    10 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    4 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    87 %

    Overview: Rotorua
    The city of Rotorua, located in New Zealand, typically experiences a mild and warm climate. Daily temperatures can fluctuate from a low of 12 °C (54 °F) during the cooler month of July to a high of 23 °C (74 °F) in the peak of summer in January. Evening temperatures also vary, reaching as low as 3 °C (38 °F) in July to 13 °C (55 °F) in the warmest evenings of February. January is the month with the least precipitation, experiencing only about 9 days of rainfall, while June is characterized by the highest number of rainy days, totaling 14 days.

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    Last week's weather in Rotorua

    Average daily temperature during the week of 22 April 2024 - 28 April 2024 was 17 °C (63 °F), average minimal (night) temperature was 5 °C (41 °F). These temperatures are roughly same as the long-time average for Rotorua, being 17 °C (63 °F) for daily temperatures and 8 °C (46 °F) for night temperatures. The average temperatures during different times of day (local time) were following: 7am 6 °C (43 °F), 10am 14 °C (57 °F), 1pm 17 °C (63 °F), 4pm 16 °C (61 °F), 7pm 11 °C (52 °F), 10pm 9 °C (48 °F).

    The week had 5 days without rain, 1 day with light rain and 1 day with moderate rain. During the whole week, total of 13 mm (0.51 in) of precipitation was observed, which is below the long term average for Rotorua, which is 25 mm (0.98 in). The daytime hours (from dawn to dusk) had an average cloud coverage of 35 %.

    An average wind speed of 1.6 m/s was recorded. The atmosferic pressure ranged from 1004 hpa to 1033 hpa. The air in Rotorua had an average humidity of 79 %.

    During the daytime (from dawn to dusk), there were in average: 6.5 hours clear skies, 2.5 hours partially overcast skies, 2 hours overcast skies and 1 hour rainy weather. On average, the time of sunrise was 06:50, and the time of sunset was 17:34.

    Weather overview for Rotorua

    Weather overview

    The city of Rotorua, located in New Zealand, typically experiences a mild and warm climate. Daily temperatures can fluctuate from a low of 12 °C (54 °F) during the cooler month of July to a high of 23 °C (74 °F) in the peak of summer in January. Evening temperatures also vary, reaching as low as 3 °C (38 °F) in July to 13 °C (55 °F) in the warmest evenings of February. January is the month with the least precipitation, experiencing only about 9 days of rainfall, while June is characterized by the highest number of rainy days, totaling 14 days.

    January weather

    Rotorua is bustling with tourists as the day temperatures peak in January. The lowest rainfall is registered, tallying up to 93 mm (3.67 in), and the least number of rainy days also occurs in January. Meanwhile, the number of sunny hours hits its yearly high, calculated at 7 hours.

    February weather

    February sees nighttime temperatures reaching their highest in Rotorua, with tourist activities almost at their zenith. As rainfall begins to increment, registering at 108 mm (4.25 in), the number of sunny hours slightly diminishes to 7 hours.

    March weather

    With tourists still flocking to Rotorua, the day and night temperatures begin to decline, charted at 21 °C (70 °F) and 12 °C (53 °F), respectively. The frequency of rainy days sees a gradual increase, standing at 10 days.

    April weather

    During April in Rotorua, both day and night temperatures continue their decline, with readings of 18 °C (65 °F) and 9 °C (48 °F), respectively. The ongoing tourist season witnesses a similar rise in the number of rainy days, now at 11 days. The amount of rainfall begins to decrease, indicated by 102 mm (4.02 in).

    May weather

    In Rotorua, May's daytime temperatures continue to decrease, recorded at 15 °C (60 °F), while nighttime temperatures further decline, marked at 6 °C (43 °F). The trend of increasing rainy days persists, reflected in 12 days of rainfall, and overall rainfall begins an upward trajectory for this period.

    June weather

    June's reduction in daytime temperature in Rotorua is consistent with the previous month, now at 13 °C (55 °F), while nighttime temperatures dip further to 4 °C (40 °F). Rainfall continues to climb, and the peak of rainy days for the year is reached during this month. Additionally, June experiences the fewest sunny hours, illustrating clear signs of winter.

    July weather

    July in Rotorua is marked by the year's lowest day and night temperatures. A reduction in the number of rainy days begins, logged at 14 days, and rainfall levels start to diminish. A slight increase in sunny hours is also noticeable, commencing the gradual return of longer days.

    August weather

    August in Rotorua brings rising temperatures and the highest rainfall, peaking at 139 mm (5.49 in), illustrating a noticeable transition towards spring.

    September weather

    The arrival of September in Rotorua sees a continuation of climbing day and night temperatures, now at 15 °C (58 °F) and 6 °C (42 °F), respectively. A modest increase in sunny hours heralds the upcoming change in seasons, with values reaching 5 hours.

    October weather

    October's warm trend persists in Rotorua, with day temperatures elevating to 17 °C (62 °F) and night temperatures increasing to 8 °C (46 °F). An initial fall in the number of rainy days is noted, marked at 12 days, while rainfall amounts also recede, indicated by 107 mm (4.21 in).

    November weather

    As the tourist season gently restarts in Rotorua, day temperatures rise to 19 °C (66 °F), and a further decrease in rainy days is seen, reflected in 11 days. The trend of increasing sunny hours continues, in line with previous months, charted at 6 hours. The wind speed crests, hitting its highest rate for the year.

    December weather

    The discernible tourist season is underway in Rotorua, with a rise in both day temperatures, now at 21 °C (70 °F), and night temperatures, now at 12 °C (53 °F). The quantity of rainfall begins to escalate, currently at 130 mm (5.11 in). Day length reaches its zenith for the year, recorded at 15 hours.

    FAQs

    What daytime temperatures are typical in Rotorua during January?

    In Rotorua, January's average daytime temperature sits comfortably at 23 °C (74 °F), providing an ideal climate for various outdoor pursuits.

    Is Rotorua known for its rainy weather in February?

    Although February in Rotorua sees an uptick in rain, with an average of 9 days with precipitation, it is not considered part of a distinct wet season.

    How cool do the nights get in Rotorua during March?

    March nights in Rotorua are moderately chilly, averaging a temperature of about 12 °C (53 °F), which calls for some warmer attire in the evenings.

    Is April a recommended time to travel to Rotorua?

    Yes, conditions in April generally favor travel to Rotorua, with temperatures remaining mild at 18 °C (65 °F) during the day and cooler 9 °C (48 °F) at night.

    What weather should visitors to Rotorua expect in May?

    Visitors in May should be prepared for cooler conditions, with day averages of 15 °C (60 °F) and night averages of 6 °C (43 °F), along with an increased likelihood of rainy days.

    How can visitors prepare for Rotorua's weather in June?

    Preparation for June's weather in Rotorua includes expecting lower temperatures—13 °C (55 °F) during the day—along with increased rainfall and limited sunshine.

    What are the typical temperatures in Rotorua during July?

    Rotorua experiences its lowest temperatures in July, with daytime reaching as low as 12 °C (54 °F) and nighttime bottoming out around 3 °C (38 °F).

    What is the relative humidity like in Rotorua during August?

    August in Rotorua features relatively high moisture content in the air, with an average humidity level of 87 %.

    Describe the wind conditions during September in Rotorua?

    Rotorua in September experiences a moderate breeze, averaging a wind speed of about 4 m/s

    What amount of sunshine can be expected in Rotorua in October?

    In October, Rotorua is typically treated to an average of 6 hours of clear skies and sunshine daily.

    What is the prevailing number of rainy days in Rotorua for November?

    November in Rotorua typically experiences an average of 11 days characterized by rain, with the likelihood of precipitation occurring about 36 % of the time.

    What are the sea temperature conditions in Rotorua during December?

    December's sea temperatures in Rotorua average 18 °C (64 °F), which may present a brisk swimming experience for some.

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