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Visiting Whangapoua Beach, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand in January

January is one of the best months to visit Whangapoua Beach for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

January has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (70°F). January is a pleasant month for swimming in Whangapoua Beach though some people may prefer warmer water.

Also consider visiting Whangapoua Beach in one of the other best months of February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

During January, Whangapoua Beach experiences warm and sunny weather, with occasional showers. This is an ideal time for swimming, sunbathing, and beach activities such as snorkeling and diving, thanks to the calm and clear waters. Surfing and windsurfing are also popular in January due to the favorable wind conditions. Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Can you sunbathe in Whangapoua Beach in January?

Yes, January is a good time for sunbathing in Whangapoua Beach.

January has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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Can you swim in Whangapoua Beach in January?

Yes, January is a pleasant month for swimming in Whangapoua Beach with moderate sea temperatures 21°C (70°F).

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Is January a good time to holiday in Whangapoua Beach?

Yes, January is a good time for a holiday in Whangapoua Beach.

January has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (70°F). January is a pleasant month for swimming in Whangapoua Beach though some people may prefer warmer water.

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Is Whangapoua Beach warm in January?

Yes, Whangapoua Beach is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in January.

The average maximum temperature in Whangapoua Beach in January is 23°C (74°F). The average maximum temperature is 21°C (70°) in the previous month and 24°C (75°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Whangapoua Beach in January is 20°C (67°F). The average temperature is 18°C (65°F) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Whangapoua Beach in January?

The average day light hours per day in Whangapoua Beach in January are 14.3. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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Crowds in Whangapoua Beach in January

January is the peak summer month in New Zealand, and Whangapoua Beach can get quite busy during this time. The warm weather attracts both locals and tourists to the beach, and the crowds can increase significantly on weekends and public holidays, such as New Year's Day. The beach may also host special events during this month, which may contribute to the increased number of visitors.

Temperature in Whangapoua Beach in January

The average maximum temperature in Whangapoua Beach in January is 23°C (74°F). The average maximum temperature is 21°C (70°F) in the previous month and 24°C (75°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Whangapoua Beach in January is 20°C (67°F). The average temperature is 18°C (65°F) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Whangapoua Beach in January is 16°C (61°F). The minimum temperature is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 17°C (62°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Whangapoua Beach in January

During January the average day light hours are 14.3 per day in Whangapoua Beach. The sunshine percentage is 43% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Whangapoua Beach in January is typically 13.2 during January. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Whangapoua Beach in January

The average sea water temperature in Whangapoua Beach in January is 20.9°C (69.6°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Humidity in Whangapoua Beach in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Whangapoua Beach in January is 17°C (62°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 18°C (18°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Whangapoua Beach in January is typically 90.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 92.4% in the previous month and 92% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Whangapoua Beach in January is typically 74.9%. The average relative humidity is 77.8% in the previous month and 76.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Whangapoua Beach in January

The average maximum wind speed in Whangapoua Beach in January is typically 29KM/H (18MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 30KM/H (19MPH) in the previous month and 28KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Whangapoua Beach in January is typically 17KM/H (10MPH). The average wind speed is 18KM/H (11MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Whangapoua Beach in January is from the South West.

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