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    North Island - New Zealand

    Rotorua weather and climate

    North Island - New Zealand

    Rotorua weather and climate

    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 %

    Weather charts for Rotorua

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    Weather overview
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    Wet days chart
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    Sunhours per day chart
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    Wind chart
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    Weather overview for Rotorua

    Weather overview

    Rotorua (New Zealand) in general has a hot climate. Temperatures during the day are in the range from 12.2 °C (54.0 °F) in July to 23.1 °C (73.6 °F) in January. Temperatures during the night go from 3.3 °C (37.9 °F) in July to 13.0 °C (55.4 °F) in February. The driest month is January with just 9 days of rain, on the contrary, the month when it rains the most is June with 14 days of rain.

    January weather

    There is pending tourist season in Rotorua. The sea temperature rises similarly to the previous month, with its value of 19.6 °C (67.3 °F), while the day temperature reaches its maximum in January. The minimum of the rainfall amount is observable, its value is 93 mm (3.67 in), and the minimum of the number of rainy days is observable as well in January. The number of sun hours (without clouds) is on its maximum, with its value of 7 hours.

    February weather

    The maximum of the sea temperature can be noticed, its value is 20.5 °C (68.9 °F) in Rotorua, and the night temperature is on its maximum as well in February. The tourist season is close to its peak. The rainfall amount starts to rise, with its value of 108 mm (4.25 in). The number of sun hours (without clouds) descent's start could be observed, its value is 7 hours.

    March weather

    The tourist season is close to its peak in Rotorua. The day temperature starts to descent, the value of this measure is 21.3 °C (70.3 °F), and the night temperature starts to descent as well, its value is 11.6 °C (52.9 °F). The beginning of the rise of the number of rainy days could be noticed, with its value being 10 days. The number of sun hours (without clouds) descents similarly to the previous month.

    April weather

    The descent of the day temperature can be observed, with its value of 18.3 °C (64.9 °F) in Rotorua, while the beginning of the descent of the sea temperature could be noticed, with its value being 18.7 °C (65.7 °F). The tourist season is taking place. The number of rainy days rises similarly to the previous month, with its value being 11 days, while the rainfall amount descent's start could be observed, its value is 102 mm (4.02 in). The night temperature continues to descent, its value is 8.7 °C (47.7 °F).

    May weather

    The sea temperature continues to descent, its value is 17.2 °C (63.0 °F) in Rotorua, and the day temperature continues to descent too, the value of this measure is 15.3 °C (59.5 °F). The number of rainy days continues to rise, the value of this measure is 12 days, while the rainfall amount starts to rise in this month. The number of sun hours (without clouds) starts to descent, its value is 4 hours. The descent of the night temperature can be observed, the value of this measure is 6.2 °C (43.2 °F).

    June weather

    The day temperature descents similarly to the previous month, with its value being 12.8 °C (55.0 °F) in Rotorua, and the sea temperature continues to descent as well, with its value being 15.7 °C (60.3 °F). The rainfall amount continues to rise, while the maximum of the number of rainy days is observable in June. The descent of the night temperature can be observed, its value is 4.3 °C (39.7 °F). The minimum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) is observable in this month.

    July weather

    The sea temperature descents similarly to the previous month, with its value of 14.7 °C (58.4 °F) in Rotorua, while the minimum of the day temperature is observable in July. The number of rainy days descent's start could be observed, the value of this measure is 14 days, and the beginning of the descent of the rainfall amount could be noticed as well in July. The minimum of the night temperature is observable in July. The beginning of the rise of the number of sun hours (without clouds) could be noticed, with its value of 4 hours.

    August weather

    The sea temperature is on its minimum, with its value being 14.1 °C (57.4 °F) in Rotorua, while the day temperature starts to rise in this month. The beginning of the rise of the night temperature could be noticed. The maximum of the rainfall amount can be noticed, with its value being 139 mm (5.49 in).

    September weather

    The beginning of the descent of the rainfall amount could be noticed in this month in Rotorua. The day temperature continues to rise, with its value of 14.7 °C (58.5 °F), and the rise of the night temperature can be observed as well, the value of this measure is 5.8 °C (42.4 °F). The beginning of the rise of the number of sun hours (without clouds) could be noticed, the value of this measure is 5 hours.

    October weather

    The sea temperature rise's start could be observed, its value is 15.0 °C (58.9 °F) in Rotorua, while the day temperature rises similarly to the previous month, with its value being 16.5 °C (61.7 °F). The number of rainy days descent's start could be observed, with its value of 12 days, while the rainfall amount continues to descent, the value of this measure is 107 mm (4.21 in). The humidity is on its minimum in this month. The night temperature rises similarly to the previous month, its value is 7.9 °C (46.2 °F).

    November weather

    The tourist season slowly starts in Rotorua. The day temperature continues to rise, with its value of 18.9 °C (66.0 °F), and the sea temperature continues to rise as well, with its value being 16.3 °C (61.3 °F). The number of rainy days continues to descent, its value is 11 days. The number of sun hours (without clouds) rises similarly to the previous month, with its value of 6 hours. The wind speed reaches its maximum in this month.

    December weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable in Rotorua. The day temperature continues to rise, its value is 21.1 °C (70.0 °F), and the rise of the sea temperature can be observed as well, its value is 18.0 °C (64.4 °F). The rainfall amount starts to rise, the value of this measure is 130 mm (5.11 in). The rise of the night temperature can be observed, with its value being 11.7 °C (53.1 °F). The maximum of the day length can be noticed, with its value of 15 hours.

    FAQs

    What temperature can I expect during the day in Rotorua in January?

    The average daily temperature in Rotorua in January is 23.1 °C (73.6 °F). A comfortable temperature for most people, where it is neither too cold nor too hot, and a large number of activities can be carried out comfortably, including sunbathing by the water. Lighter clothing will be suitable - shorts, skirts, t-shirts, jackets; a light sweater and long trousers may also be useful.

    Is February part of the wet season in Rotorua?

    No, there is no wet season in February in Rotorua - you can expect 9 days of rain during the month.

    What is the night temperature in March in Rotorua?

    The average night temperature in March in Rotorua is 11.6 °C (52.9 °F). Nights can be cooler, morning running can be refreshing but choose appropriate clothing, evening outdoor sitting can be pleasant but you can also be cold.

    Are there good conditions to visit in Rotorua in April?

    April is a good month to visit Rotorua. There are some people, who may feel a slight chill at 18.3 °C (64.9 °F), but others will feel perfectly fine. A sea temperature of 18.7 °C (65.7 °F) can seem colder to some, but others will call it refreshing. The temperature of 8.7 °C (47.7 °F) at night may make it better to dine inside or to put on more clothes for a dinner outside.

    What is the humidity in August in Rotorua?

    In Rotorua in August, expect humidity around 87 %. This humidity is rather above average, but except for sensitive individuals, it should not be a problem.

    How windy is Rotorua in September?

    An average wind scale that can be expected in Rotorua in September is 4.2.

    How many sunny hours can I expect in Rotorua in October?

    In Rotorua in October, you can expect around 6 hours of sunshine.

    What is the average number of rainy days in November in Rotorua?

    In November in Rotorua, we can expect 11 days to be rainy, that is, days when precipitation exceeds 2 mm (0.08 in). Converted to days of the week, this means that it will occur on an average of 2.5 days of the week, or in general - 36 % days.

    What is the sea temperature in Rotorua in December?

    The sea will reach 18.0 °C (64.4 °F) in December in Rotorua. At this sea temperature, swimming probably won't be the best experience. You probably won't like to stay in water for a long time. On the other hand, there are a minority of people who seek these conditions.