The best times to visit Waitakere for ideal weather are

January 22nd to April 8th


November 19th to December 2nd

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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Waitakere Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Waitakere


    Average temperatures in Waitakere vary very little and are temperate most of the year. The area is in the top 23 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 Waitakere, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 57.1°F (13.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 46.6°F (8.1°C) at night.

    Waitakere Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


    Waitakere 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.

    Waitakere Perceived Temperature (F)


    Waitakere Perceived Temperature (C)



    Average Waitakere 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 74.7 67.4 61
    Feb 75.6 68.1 61.6
    Mar 73.2 65.5 58.8
    Apr 68.8 61.7 55.3
    May 63.4 56.6 50.3
    Jun 59.7 53.8 48.1
    Jul 58.1 51.7 45.7
    Aug 59.4 53.4 47.7
    Sep 61.8 55.4 49.4
    Oct 63.9 57.7 51.9
    Nov 67.2 60.6 54.9
    Dec 71.9 65.1 59.5

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 23.7 19.7 16.1
    Feb 24.2 20.1 16.4
    Mar 22.9 18.6 14.9
    Apr 20.4 16.5 12.9
    May 17.4 13.7 10.2
    Jun 15.4 12.1 8.9
    Jul 14.5 10.9 7.6
    Aug 15.2 11.9 8.7
    Sep 16.6 13 9.7
    Oct 17.7 14.3 11.1
    Nov 19.6 15.9 12.7
    Dec 22.2 18.4 15.3


    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Waitakere are July, August, and then June. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are only 0.6 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 2.6 days with significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

    When can you find snow in Waitakere? 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 Waitakere.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 12.9 0 0.03
    Feb 15.7 0 0.03
    Mar 14.3 0 0.04
    Apr 21.4 0 0.05
    May 27.1 0 0.08
    Jun 30 0 0.08
    Jul 30 0 0.08
    Aug 30 0 0.07
    Sep 27.1 0 0.07
    Oct 24.3 0 0.04
    Nov 18.6 0 0.03
    Dec 20 0 0.06

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 12.9 0 0.08
    Feb 15.7 0 0.08
    Mar 14.3 0 0.1
    Apr 21.4 0 0.13
    May 27.1 0 0.2
    Jun 30 0 0.2
    Jul 30 0 0.2
    Aug 30 0 0.18
    Sep 27.1 0 0.18
    Oct 24.3 0 0.1
    Nov 18.6 0 0.08
    Dec 20 0 0.15


    Humidity and Wind

    Waitakere has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is January (67.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (80.5%).

    Wind in Waitakere is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by November and December. October’s average wind speed of around 11.3 knots (13 MPH or 20.9 KPH) is considered “moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early-to-mid-October where average top sustained speeds reach 18.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    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 9.5 a gentle breeze 15.3 a moderate breeze
    Feb 8.3 a gentle breeze 14 a moderate breeze
    Mar 8.4 a gentle breeze 14.3 a moderate breeze
    Apr 7.9 a gentle breeze 13.8 a moderate breeze
    May 7.4 a gentle breeze 13.5 a moderate breeze
    Jun 8.5 a gentle breeze 14.6 a moderate breeze
    Jul 8.3 a gentle breeze 14.5 a moderate breeze
    Aug 8.7 a gentle breeze 15.3 a moderate breeze
    Sep 9.9 a gentle breeze 16.4 a moderate breeze
    Oct 11.3 a moderate breeze 17.7 a fresh breeze
    Nov 10.3 a gentle breeze 16 a moderate breeze
    Dec 9.9 a gentle breeze 15.3 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 67.7
    Feb 68.9
    Mar 70.3
    Apr 75
    May 79.8
    Jun 80.1
    Jul 80.5
    Aug 78.6
    Sep 75.2
    Oct 71.8
    Nov 71
    Dec 71.3


    Is it Safe to Travel to Waitakere?

    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.

    Overall Waitakere Travel Experience by Season

    Fall (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 56°F (13.3°C) and 45.3°F (7.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 days of precipitation per month. Fall is slow/unreported 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 moderate precipitation with about 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Waitakere, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Spring (September through November)

    Spring daily highs range from 52.6°F (11.4°C) and 45.7°F (7.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.

    Summer (December through February)

    Weather is perfect this time of year in Waitakere to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 57.1°F (13.9°C) and 53.1°F (11.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a noticeable amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.


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