Plan for the Weather in Auckland
Planning a trip to New Zealand’s big smoke? The largest city in the country spans over 1,086km² (419 mi²) incorporating coastline, beaches, harbours, urban jungle and extinct volcanoes. Whether you’re planning a city getaway or trips to the region’s stunning parks and beaches, this Auckland weather and climate guide will get you ready for whatever the skies throw your way. Find out what is the weather like in Auckland.
The Seasons in Auckland
The below guide to the Auckland weather and climate will refer to the seasons of summer, autumn, winter and spring. These seasons in Auckland fall under the following months:
- Summer – December, January and February
- Autumn – March, April and May
- Winter – June, July and August
- Spring – September, October and November
For a more in-depth look at the seasons, check out The New Zealand Seasons and Climate.
Temperatures in Auckland
Auckland enjoys a mild climate with warm summers and mild winters, especially in comparison with the rest of New Zealand. The region doesn’t normally experience any extremes in temperature.
Average Daily Temperature Month by Month
- January – 20ºC (68ºF)
- February – 20ºC (68ºF)
- March – 18ºC (64ºF)
- April – 15ºC (59ºF)
- May – 14ºC (57ºF)
- June – 12ºC (53ºF)
- July – 11ºC (52ºF)
- August – 12ºC (53ºF)
- September – 13ºC (56ºF)
- October – 14ºC (57ºF)
- November – 16ºC (60ºF)
- December – 18ºC (64ºF)
Check out What is the Weather Like in New Zealand? to see more temperatures month by month around the country.
The Climate of Auckland: Rain, Sunshine, etc.
Auckland is one of the sunniest regions of New Zealand with 2,060 annual sunshine hours. It’s also a region that experiences plenty of rainfall with a mean annual rainfall of 1,240mm (49″), which happens any time of the year but the most rainfall is in winter. Summer is humid in Auckland with high UV levels.
Auckland has very changeable weather throughout the day due to its maritime climate. The weather is also impacted by weakening cyclones in the South Pacific, as well as cold fronts.
Average Monthly Rainfall
What to Pack for Auckland
It’s a good idea to have a rainjacket handy any time of the year, as well as sunglasses. Sunscreen and a sunhat is a must from October to April. Due to the mild weather all year round, you won’t need a warm jacket but have a mid-layer available in case the temperature drops.
Auckland Packing List
- Pants (jeans, skirt, leggings, etc.)
- Sneakers (casual shoes for city and park walking)
- Tops (T-shirts, shirts, singlets, etc.)
- Light long-sleeved top (sun protection in summer)
- Mid-layer (sweater, cardigan, hoody, etc.)
- Rain jacket
- Underwear and bras
- Sleeping attire (pyjamas)
- New Zealand Dollars
- Passport (proof of age for buying alcohol)
- Reusable travel shopping bags
For a more complete packing list for travelling around New Zealand, see New Zealand Packing List: What to Pack for New Zealand, as well as our seasonal packing lists: