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Visiting North Island, New Zealand in August

August has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 1.4cm (0.6inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 16.9 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much. It is not a good time for sunbathing in North Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). August is too cold for swimming in North Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting North Island in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for August.

Can you sunbathe in North Island in August?

No, August is not a good time for sunbathing in North Island.

August has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 1.4cm (0.6inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 16.9 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much.

More about August temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in North Island in August?

No, August is too cold for swimming in North Island for any length of time, with the sea water at 14°C (57°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about August sea temperatures.

Is August a good time to holiday in North Island?

No, August is not a good time for a holiday in North Island.

August has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 45.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 1.4cm (0.6inches) making it mostly dry with very rare light showers although there are 16.9 days with some rainfall, so on the days it does rain it is only light and intermittent and shouldn't affect your beach enjoyment too much. It is not a good time for sunbathing in North Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). August is too cold for swimming in North Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the August temperatures and sunshine.

Is North Island warm in August?

No, North Island is a little too chilly for sunbathing in August.

The average maximum temperature in North Island in August is 14°C (58°F). The average maximum temperature is 14°C (57°) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in North Island in August is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 12°C (54°F) in the next month.

More info about the August temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is North Island in August?

The average day light hours per day in North Island in August are 10.7. The sunshine percentage is 45.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day.

More about August sunshine.

Temperature in North Island in August

The average maximum temperature in North Island in August is 14°C (58°F). The average maximum temperature is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in North Island in August is 11°C (51°F). The average temperature is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 12°C (54°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in North Island in August is 8°C (47°F). The minimum temperature is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and 10°C (49°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in North Island in August

During August the average day light hours are 10.7 per day in North Island. The sunshine percentage is 45.7% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.9 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in North Island in August is typically 3.6 during August. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive 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, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in North Island in August

The average sea water temperature in North Island in August is 14°C (57.2°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in North Island in August

The average total rainfall in North Island in August is 1.4cm (0.6inches) and on average there are 16.9 rainy days in August making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in North Island in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in North Island in August is 10°C (50°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 10°C (49°F) in the previous month and 11°C (11°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in North Island in August is typically 88.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.7% in the previous month and 88.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in North Island in August is typically 77%. The average relative humidity is 78.6% in the previous month and 75.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in North Island in August

The average maximum wind speed in North Island in August is typically 26KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 25KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 27KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in North Island in August is typically 14KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 16KM/H (10MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in North Island in August is from the West-Northwest.

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