Weather in New Zealand in April

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Visiting New Zealand in April

April has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46.4% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day. April has total rainfall of 5.8cm (2.3inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 12.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in New Zealand. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). April is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in New Zealand for prolonged periods of time.

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

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Can you sunbathe in New Zealand in April?

No, April is not a good time for sunbathing in New Zealand.

April has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46.4% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day. April has total rainfall of 5.8cm (2.3inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 12.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in New Zealand in April?

Probably not, April is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in New Zealand for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 17°C (63°F).

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Is April a good time to holiday in New Zealand?

Yes, April is a slightly cool time for a holiday in New Zealand.

April has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46.4% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day. April has total rainfall of 5.8cm (2.3inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 12.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in New Zealand. Sea temperatures are a chilly 17°C (63°F). April is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in New Zealand for prolonged periods of time.

More about the April temperatures and sunshine.

Is New Zealand warm in April?

No, New Zealand is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in April.

The average maximum temperature in New Zealand in April is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (68°) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in New Zealand in April is 14°C (57°F). The average temperature is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 11°C (53°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is New Zealand in April?

The average day light hours per day in New Zealand in April are 11.1. The sunshine percentage is 46.4% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in New Zealand in April

The average maximum temperature in New Zealand in April is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (68°F) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in New Zealand in April is 14°C (57°F). The average temperature is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 11°C (53°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in New Zealand in April is 11°C (52°F). The minimum temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 9°C (47°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in New Zealand in April

During April the average day light hours are 11.1 per day in New Zealand. The sunshine percentage is 46.4% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in New Zealand in April is typically 4.9 during April. 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 New Zealand in April

The average sea water temperature in New Zealand in April is 17.1°C (62.8°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in New Zealand in April

The average total rainfall in New Zealand in April is 5.8cm (2.3inches) and on average there are 12.4 rainy days in April making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in New Zealand in April

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in New Zealand in April is 9°C (49°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 8°C (8°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in New Zealand in April is typically 58.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 56.7% in the previous month and 59.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in New Zealand in April is typically 49.4%. The average relative humidity is 46.2% in the previous month and 51.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in New Zealand in April

The average maximum wind speed in New Zealand in April is typically 15KM/H (9MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 16KM/H (10MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in New Zealand in April is typically 8KM/H (5MPH). The average wind speed is 9KM/H (5MPH) in the previous month and 8KM/H (5MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in New Zealand in April is from the South-Southeast.

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