The best times to visit Tutukaka for ideal weather are

October 22nd to May 6th

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



Other Tutukaka Travel Info

Weather in Tutukaka


Average temperatures in Tutukaka vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 89th 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 Tutukaka, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid February where highs are regularly around 73.3°F (22.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.4°F (18.6°C) at night.

Tutukaka Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Tutukaka 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.

Tutukaka Perceived Temperature (F)


Tutukaka Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Tutukaka 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 72.2 67.2 63.7
Feb 73.3 68.4 65
Mar 71.2 66.8 63.7
Apr 68 64.2 61.2
May 63.4 60.4 57.7
Jun 60.3 57.5 54.5
Jul 58.5 55.6 52.4
Aug 59.1 55.8 52.8
Sep 60.5 56.7 53.2
Oct 62.7 58.1 54.4
Nov 65.9 60.8 57
Dec 69.5 64.7 61.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 22.3 19.6 17.6
Feb 22.9 20.2 18.3
Mar 21.8 19.3 17.6
Apr 20 17.9 16.2
May 17.4 15.8 14.3
Jun 15.7 14.2 12.5
Jul 14.7 13.1 11.3
Aug 15.1 13.2 11.6
Sep 15.8 13.7 11.8
Oct 17.1 14.5 12.4
Nov 18.8 16 13.9
Dec 20.8 18.2 16.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Tutukaka are January, February, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early September with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of September 3rd.

When can you find snow in Tutukaka? 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 Tutukaka.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 5% 0 1
Feb 6% 0 0.6
Mar 7% 0 1.4
Apr 7% 0 0.8
May 13% 0 2.2
Jun 13% 0 1.8
Jul 13% 0 1.8
Aug 14% 0 2.2
Sep 16% 0 2.1
Oct 9% 0 1.3
Nov 7% 0 0.9
Dec 11% 0 1.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 2.5
Feb 6 0 1.5
Mar 7 0 3.6
Apr 7 0 2
May 13 0 5.6
Jun 13 0 4.6
Jul 13 0 4.6
Aug 14 0 5.6
Sep 16 0 5.3
Oct 9 0 3.3
Nov 7 0 2.3
Dec 11 0 3.3


Humidity and Wind

Tutukaka has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (69.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (75.9%).

Wind in Tutukaka is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is July, followed by September and August. July’s average wind speed of around 16.1 knots (18.5 MPH or 29.8 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early July where average top sustained speeds reach 25.7 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 12.6 Significant breeze 18.1 Strong breeze
Feb 12.6 Significant breeze 18.2 Strong breeze
Mar 13 Significant breeze 18.6 Strong breeze
Apr 13.4 Significant breeze 19.1 Strong breeze
May 13.2 Significant breeze 19.5 Strong breeze
Jun 14 Significant breeze 21.4 Strong breeze
Jul 16.1 Significant breeze 22.4 Strong breeze
Aug 14.5 Significant breeze 20.4 Strong breeze
Sep 15.4 Significant breeze 21.7 Strong breeze
Oct 14.1 Significant breeze 20.8 Strong breeze
Nov 13.7 Significant breeze 19.7 Strong breeze
Dec 13.3 Significant breeze 19.1 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 71%
Feb 71.4%
Mar 71.1%
Apr 69.9%
May 70.2%
Jun 71.1%
Jul 71.7%
Aug 73.4%
Sep 73.8%
Oct 71.6%
Nov 71.6%
Dec 75.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Tutukaka?

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 Tutukaka, 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 Tutukaka 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 Tutukaka Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 72.8°F (22.7°C) and 60.9°F (16.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with about 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Tutukaka, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 68.4°F (20.2°C) and 59.7°F (15.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 5 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 Tutukaka to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 73.3°F (22.9°C) and 68.6°F (20.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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