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.
Waitakere Travel Guide
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)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Waitakere (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
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.
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||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|
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.