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Visiting Matapouri Bay, Matapouri, New Zealand in January

January is one of the best months to visit Matapouri Bay 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 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 2cm (0.8inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (69°F). January is a pleasant month for swimming in Matapouri Bay though some people may prefer warmer water.

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

In January, Matapouri Bay experiences warm and sunny weather, with clear skies and gentle sea breezes. This is an ideal time for swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and diving, as the water is calm and visibility is high. Surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are also popular in January due to the consistent winds and moderate waves. Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Can you sunbathe in Matapouri Bay in January?

Yes, January is a good time for sunbathing in Matapouri Bay.

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 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 2cm (0.8inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Matapouri Bay in January?

Yes, January is a pleasant month for swimming in Matapouri Bay with moderate sea temperatures 20°C (69°F).

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in Matapouri Bay?

Yes, January is a good time for a holiday in Matapouri Bay.

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 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 2cm (0.8inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 5.5 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (69°F). January is a pleasant month for swimming in Matapouri Bay though some people may prefer warmer water.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Matapouri Bay warm in January?

Yes, Matapouri Bay is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in January.

The average maximum temperature in Matapouri Bay in January is 23°C (74°F). The average maximum temperature is 22°C (71°) in the previous month and 24°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Matapouri Bay in January is 19°C (67°F). The average temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Matapouri Bay in January?

The average day light hours per day in Matapouri Bay in January are 14.3. The sunshine percentage is 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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Crowds in Matapouri Bay in January

January is the peak holiday season in New Zealand, with warm summer weather and school holidays in full swing. Matapouri Bay attracts many visitors during this time, especially on weekends and public holidays like New Year's Day. The beach can get quite crowded, with families and groups of friends enjoying the sun, sand, and water activities.

Temperature in Matapouri Bay in January

The average maximum temperature in Matapouri Bay in January is 23°C (74°F). The average maximum temperature is 22°C (71°F) in the previous month and 24°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Matapouri Bay in January is 19°C (67°F). The average temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Matapouri Bay in January is 15°C (59°F). The minimum temperature is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Matapouri Bay in January

During January the average day light hours are 14.3 per day in Matapouri Bay. The sunshine percentage is 48% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Matapouri Bay in January is typically 13.3 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 Matapouri Bay in January

The average sea water temperature in Matapouri Bay in January is 20.3°C (68.5°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Matapouri Bay in January

The average total rainfall in Matapouri Bay in January is 2cm (0.8inches) and on average there are 5.5 rainy days in January making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Matapouri Bay in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Matapouri Bay in January is 16°C (60°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 15°C (60°F) in the previous month and 16°C (16°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Matapouri Bay in January is typically 80%. The maximum relative humidity is 85.6% in the previous month and 81.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Matapouri Bay in January is typically 60.9%. The average relative humidity is 69.3% in the previous month and 61.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Matapouri Bay in January

The average maximum wind speed in Matapouri Bay in January is typically 26KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 22KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 21KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Matapouri Bay in January is typically 14KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 12KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Matapouri Bay in January is from the North.

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