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.

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Tauranga Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • 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)


    “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.

    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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 75.9 67.7 58.9
    Feb 76.1 68.1 59.3
    Mar 73.7 65.3 56.4
    Apr 69.2 61.1 52.5
    May 64.2 55.7 46.9
    Jun 60 52.4 44.3
    Jul 58.7 50.7 42.1
    Aug 60.2 52.5 44
    Sep 62.5 54.9 46.3
    Oct 65.7 57.7 48.8
    Nov 69.9 61.3 52.1
    Dec 72.7 65.3 57.7

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 24.4 19.8 14.9
    Feb 24.5 20.1 15.2
    Mar 23.2 18.5 13.6
    Apr 20.7 16.2 11.4
    May 17.9 13.2 8.3
    Jun 15.6 11.3 6.8
    Jul 14.8 10.4 5.6
    Aug 15.7 11.4 6.7
    Sep 16.9 12.7 7.9
    Oct 18.7 14.3 9.3
    Nov 21.1 16.3 11.2
    Dec 22.6 18.5 14.3

    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.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 27.1 0 0.11
    Feb 30 0 0.09
    Mar 32.9 0 0.13
    Apr 38.6 0 0.17
    May 40 0 0.14
    Jun 44.3 0 0.17
    Jul 40 0 0.17
    Aug 52.9 0 0.14
    Sep 47.1 0 0.1
    Oct 38.6 0 0.08
    Nov 31.4 0 0.05
    Dec 40 0 0.14

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 27.1 0 0.28
    Feb 30 0 0.23
    Mar 32.9 0 0.33
    Apr 38.6 0 0.43
    May 40 0 0.36
    Jun 44.3 0 0.43
    Jul 40 0 0.43
    Aug 52.9 0 0.36
    Sep 47.1 0 0.25
    Oct 38.6 0 0.2
    Nov 31.4 0 0.13
    Dec 40 0 0.36


    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.

    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.

    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
    Jan 64.3
    Feb 64.9
    Mar 65.6
    Apr 70.8
    May 74.1
    Jun 74.7
    Jul 73.4
    Aug 72.9
    Sep 69.7
    Oct 66
    Nov 63
    Dec 67.6


    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

    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 36 in October means 36% of the tourists vs. December.

    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.


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