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Visiting New Zealand in October

October has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 47.5% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. October has total rainfall of 4.2cm (1.7inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 13.7 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 14°C (57°F). October is too cold for swimming in New Zealand for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

Also consider one of our other suggestions for October.

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Can you sunbathe in New Zealand in October?

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

October has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 47.5% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. October has total rainfall of 4.2cm (1.7inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 13.7 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 October?

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

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Is October a good time to holiday in New Zealand?

Probably not, October is not a good time for a holiday in New Zealand.

October has average maximum temperatures of 16°C (60°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 47.5% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. October has total rainfall of 4.2cm (1.7inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 13.7 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 14°C (57°F). October is too cold for swimming in New Zealand for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the October temperatures and sunshine.

Is New Zealand warm in October?

No, New Zealand is a little too chilly for sunbathing in October.

The average maximum temperature in New Zealand in October is 16°C (60°F). The average maximum temperature is 14°C (58°) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in New Zealand in October is 12°C (54°F). The average temperature is 11°C (52°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is New Zealand in October?

The average day light hours per day in New Zealand in October are 13.1. The sunshine percentage is 47.5% 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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Temperature in New Zealand in October

The average maximum temperature in New Zealand in October is 16°C (60°F). The average maximum temperature is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in New Zealand in October is 12°C (54°F). The average temperature is 11°C (52°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in New Zealand in October is 10°C (49°F). The minimum temperature is 8°C (47°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in New Zealand in October

During October the average day light hours are 13.1 per day in New Zealand. The sunshine percentage is 47.5% 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 New Zealand in October is typically 8 during October. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. 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 New Zealand in October

The average sea water temperature in New Zealand in October is 14.1°C (57.4°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in New Zealand in October

The average total rainfall in New Zealand in October is 4.2cm (1.7inches) and on average there are 13.7 rainy days in October making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in New Zealand in October

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in New Zealand in October is 8°C (46°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and 9°C (9°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in New Zealand in October is typically 56.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 58% in the previous month and 55.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in New Zealand in October is typically 47.5%. The average relative humidity is 49.6% in the previous month and 46.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in New Zealand in October

The average maximum wind speed in New Zealand in October is typically 20KM/H (12MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 18KM/H (11MPH) in the previous month and 18KM/H (11MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in New Zealand in October is typically 12KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 10KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 11KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

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

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