The best times to visit Kerikeri for ideal weather are

January 29th to March 25th


October 8th to December 9th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Kerikeri Travel Info

Weather in Kerikeri


Average temperatures in Kerikeri vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 61st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Kerikeri, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 74.6°F (23.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.2°F (16.2°C) at night.

Kerikeri Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Kerikeri Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Kerikeri Perceived Temperature (F)


Kerikeri Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Kerikeri Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 73.2 65.9 58.6
Feb 74 66.9 60.3
Mar 72.3 65 58.4
Apr 69 62 55.7
May 64.6 57.5 51.1
Jun 61.4 54.8 48.6
Jul 59.7 53.2 47.1
Aug 60.6 54 48
Sep 62.2 55.2 48.6
Oct 64.6 56.9 49.5
Nov 67.5 59.9 52.5
Dec 70.4 63.7 57.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 22.9 18.8 14.8
Feb 23.3 19.4 15.7
Mar 22.4 18.3 14.7
Apr 20.6 16.7 13.2
May 18.1 14.2 10.6
Jun 16.3 12.7 9.2
Jul 15.4 11.8 8.4
Aug 15.9 12.2 8.9
Sep 16.8 12.9 9.2
Oct 18.1 13.8 9.7
Nov 19.7 15.5 11.4
Dec 21.3 17.6 14.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kerikeri are November, January, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late October. For example, on the week of October 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.

When can you find snow in Kerikeri? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Kerikeri.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kerikeri (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 12% 0 2.7
Feb 17% 0 3
Mar 17% 0 4.3
Apr 20% 0 3.3
May 26% 0 4.4
Jun 28% 0 4.3
Jul 32% 0 6.3
Aug 32% 0 5.2
Sep 25% 0 3.6
Oct 18% 0 2.1
Nov 12% 0 1.6
Dec 20% 0 4.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 12 0 6.9
Feb 17 0 7.6
Mar 17 0 10.9
Apr 20 0 8.4
May 26 0 11.2
Jun 28 0 10.9
Jul 32 0 16
Aug 32 0 13.2
Sep 25 0 9.1
Oct 18 0 5.3
Nov 12 0 4.1
Dec 20 0 11.2


Humidity and Wind

Kerikeri has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (73.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (79.4%).

Wind in Kerikeri is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by July and March. February’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 12.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kerikeri.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.5 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 6.1 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 6 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.7 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
May 5.1 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.5 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 6 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.8 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 6 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.6 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.3 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.9 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 74.4%
Feb 75.4%
Mar 75.4%
Apr 77.1%
May 78.9%
Jun 79.4%
Jul 79.3%
Aug 79.3%
Sep 77.1%
Oct 73.8%
Nov 74.4%
Dec 78.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Kerikeri?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for New Zealand; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 30, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Kerikeri, New Zealand is January, followed by June and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Kerikeri in April. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 65.3 in April means 65.3% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Kerikeri Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 73.5°F (23.1°C) and 62.1°F (16.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 8 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Kerikeri, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 69.6°F (20.9°C) and 61.3°F (16.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Kerikeri to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 74.6°F (23.7°C) and 69.5°F (20.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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