The best times to visit Waipukurau for ideal weather are

November 12th to April 8th

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 Waipukurau


Average temperatures in Waipukurau vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th 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 Waipukurau, 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 76.4°F (24.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.2°F (14°C) at night.

Waipukurau Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Waipukurau 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.

Waipukurau Perceived Temperature (F)


Waipukurau Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Waipukurau 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 76 66.2 55.2
Feb 74.1 65.3 55.4
Mar 72.4 62.8 52
Apr 67.5 58.3 48.2
May 62.9 53.3 42.9
Jun 58.6 50.2 40.3
Jul 56.4 48.7 39.7
Aug 58.8 50.3 40.4
Sep 62 52.8 42
Oct 66.4 56.4 45.2
Nov 69.5 59.5 48
Dec 73 64.1 54

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.4 19 12.9
Feb 23.4 18.5 13
Mar 22.4 17.1 11.1
Apr 19.7 14.6 9
May 17.2 11.8 6.1
Jun 14.8 10.1 4.6
Jul 13.6 9.3 4.3
Aug 14.9 10.2 4.7
Sep 16.7 11.6 5.6
Oct 19.1 13.6 7.3
Nov 20.8 15.3 8.9
Dec 22.8 17.8 12.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Waipukurau are November, 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 late February and early March. For example, on the week of February 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.

When can you find snow in Waipukurau? 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 Waipukurau.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 2.8
Feb 15% 0 1.6
Mar 12% 0 2.2
Apr 18% 0 3.2
May 16% 0 2.5
Jun 17% 0 2.8
Jul 19% 0 4
Aug 17% 0 1.9
Sep 18% 0 2.6
Oct 16% 0 2.2
Nov 11% 0 1.3
Dec 16% 0 2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 7.1
Feb 15 0 4.1
Mar 12 0 5.6
Apr 18 0 8.1
May 16 0 6.4
Jun 17 0 7.1
Jul 19 0 10.2
Aug 17 0 4.8
Sep 18 0 6.6
Oct 16 0 5.6
Nov 11 0 3.3
Dec 16 0 5.1


Humidity and Wind

Waipukurau has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (60.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (71.2%).

Wind in Waipukurau is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by November and January. October’s average wind speed of around 8.6 knots (9.9 MPH or 15.9 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 mid October where average top sustained speeds reach 16 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Feb 6.9 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Mar 7 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Apr 6.4 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
May 6.4 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Jun 7.3 Gentle breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Jul 7.2 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Aug 6.9 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Sep 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Oct 8.6 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Nov 7.9 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Dec 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.8%
Feb 66.3%
Mar 65.7%
Apr 70.4%
May 69.8%
Jun 70.6%
Jul 71.2%
Aug 70.2%
Sep 66.4%
Oct 60.3%
Nov 61.3%
Dec 63.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Waipukurau?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Oct 26, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Waipukurau, 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 Waipukurau 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. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 36 in October means 36% of the tourists vs. December.



Overall Waipukurau Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 73.9°F (23.3°C) and 59.3°F (15.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 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 brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Waipukurau, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 72.6°F (22.6°C) and 60.1°F (15.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 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 perfect this time of year in Waipukurau to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 76.4°F (24.7°C) and 72.5°F (22.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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