The best times to visit Ohakune for ideal weather are
January 8th to March 11th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
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Weather in Ohakune
Average temperatures in Ohakune vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 10th 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 Ohakune, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 70°F (21.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 46.7°F (8.2°C) at night.
Ohakune Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Ohakune Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Ohakune Perceived Temperature (F)
Ohakune Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Ohakune 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ohakune are February, March, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 17th.
When can you find snow in Ohakune? 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 Ohakune.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ohakune (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Ohakune has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is January (66.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (83.2%).
Wind in Ohakune is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by September and December. October’s average wind speed of around 10.3 knots (11.8 MPH or 19 KPH) is considered “a gentle 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 17.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ohakune.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||8.9||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.6||Gentle breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.7||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.7||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|May||8.2||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Jun||9.5||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Jul||9.1||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8.9||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||9.8||Gentle breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||10.3||Gentle breeze||16.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||9.7||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.7||Gentle breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Ohakune?
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 Ohakune, New Zealand is December, followed by April and July. 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 Ohakune in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Ohakune Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 67.1°F (19.5°C) and 48.8°F (9.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow 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 still jacket weather. These months see moderate precipitation with 8 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Ohakune, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 61.7°F (16.5°C) and 49°F (9.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 8 to 10 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Ohakune to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 70°F (21.1°C) and 62.4°F (16.9°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.