The best times to visit Tauranga for ideal weather are
October 8th to May 13th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Tauranga Travel Guide
Weather in Tauranga
Average temperatures in Tauranga vary little and are temperate for about half of the year. The area is in the top 53 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Tauranga, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 76.8°F (24.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.2°F (15.1°C) at night.
Tauranga Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Tauranga 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.
Tauranga Perceived Temperature (F)
Tauranga Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Tauranga 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)|
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 Tauranga.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Tauranga (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
Tauranga has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is November (63% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (74.7%).
Wind in Tauranga is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by November and December. October’s average wind speed of around 8.9 knots (10.2 MPH or 16.5 KPH) is considered “gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid-October where average top sustained speeds reach 15.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Tauranga.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||7.9||a gentle breeze||12.8||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||7||a gentle breeze||11.6||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||7||a gentle breeze||11.5||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||6.4||a light breeze||11||a moderate breeze|
|May||6.1||a light breeze||10.8||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||7||a gentle breeze||11.9||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||7||a gentle breeze||12||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||6.9||a light breeze||11.9||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||7.6||a gentle breeze||12.8||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||8.9||a gentle breeze||14.7||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||8.4||a gentle breeze||13.6||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||8||a gentle breeze||12.7||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Tauranga?
As of 5/2/2017 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.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Tauranga, 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 Tauranga 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 Tauranga Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 75.1°F (23.9°C) and 61.2°F (16.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. 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 brisk. June – August is busy season for tourism in Tauranga, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 72.2°F (22.3°C) and 61.6°F (16.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is the slowest 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 Tauranga to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 76.8°F (24.9°C) and 71.9°F (22.2°C). These times of year are the busiest with tourists.