Weather in New Zealand in August

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Visiting New Zealand in August

August has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (55°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 48.2% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 4.7cm (1.9inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 15 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 cold 13°C (55°F). August is too cold for swimming in New Zealand for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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Can you sunbathe in New Zealand in August?

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

August has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (55°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 48.2% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 4.7cm (1.9inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 15 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 August?

No, August is too cold for swimming in New Zealand for any length of time, with the sea water at 13°C (55°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is August a good time to holiday in New Zealand?

No, August is not a good time for a holiday in New Zealand.

August has average maximum temperatures of 13°C (55°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 48.2% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.1 hours of sunshine per day. August has total rainfall of 4.7cm (1.9inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 15 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 cold 13°C (55°F). August is too cold for swimming in New Zealand for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the August temperatures and sunshine.

Is New Zealand warm in August?

No, New Zealand is too cold for sunbathing in August.

The average maximum temperature in New Zealand in August is 13°C (55°F). The average maximum temperature is 12°C (54°) in the previous month and 14°C (58°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in New Zealand in August is 9°C (49°F). The average temperature is 9°C (47°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

More info about the August temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is New Zealand in August?

The average day light hours per day in New Zealand in August are 10.6. The sunshine percentage is 48.2% 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 August

The average maximum temperature in New Zealand in August is 13°C (55°F). The average maximum temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 14°C (58°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in New Zealand in August is 9°C (49°F). The average temperature is 9°C (47°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in New Zealand in August is 7°C (44°F). The minimum temperature is 6°C (43°F) in the previous month and 8°C (47°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in New Zealand in August

During August the average day light hours are 10.6 per day in New Zealand. The sunshine percentage is 48.2% 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 August is typically 3.3 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 New Zealand in August

The average sea water temperature in New Zealand in August is 12.9°C (55.2°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in New Zealand in August

The average total rainfall in New Zealand in August is 4.7cm (1.9inches) and on average there are 15 rainy days in August making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in New Zealand in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in New Zealand in August is 7°C (44°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 6°C (43°F) in the previous month and 7°C (7°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in New Zealand in August is typically 58%. The maximum relative humidity is 58.8% in the previous month and 58% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in New Zealand in August is typically 50.5%. The average relative humidity is 51.6% in the previous month and 49.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in New Zealand in August

The average maximum wind speed in New Zealand in August is typically 17KM/H (10MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 16KM/H (10MPH) in the previous month and 18KM/H (11MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in New Zealand in August is typically 9KM/H (6MPH). The average wind speed is 9KM/H (5MPH) in the previous month and 10KM/H (6MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in New Zealand in August is from the South.

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