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Visiting New Zealand in September

September has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 48.5% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day. September has total rainfall of 4.5cm (1.8inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.3 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 (56°F). September 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.

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Can you sunbathe in New Zealand in September?

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

September has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 48.5% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day. September has total rainfall of 4.5cm (1.8inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.3 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 September?

No, September is too cold for swimming in New Zealand for any length of time, with the sea water at 14°C (56°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is September a good time to holiday in New Zealand?

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

September has average maximum temperatures of 14°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 48.5% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day. September has total rainfall of 4.5cm (1.8inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 14.3 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 (56°F). September is too cold for swimming in New Zealand for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the September temperatures and sunshine.

Is New Zealand warm in September?

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

The average maximum temperature in New Zealand in September is 14°C (58°F). The average maximum temperature is 13°C (55°) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in New Zealand in September is 11°C (52°F). The average temperature is 9°C (49°F) in the previous month and 12°C (54°F) in the next month.

More info about the September temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is New Zealand in September?

The average day light hours per day in New Zealand in September are 11.8. The sunshine percentage is 48.5% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in New Zealand in September

The average maximum temperature in New Zealand in September is 14°C (58°F). The average maximum temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in New Zealand in September is 11°C (52°F). The average temperature is 9°C (49°F) in the previous month and 12°C (54°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in New Zealand in September is 8°C (47°F). The minimum temperature is 7°C (44°F) in the previous month and 10°C (49°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in New Zealand in September

During September the average day light hours are 11.8 per day in New Zealand. The sunshine percentage is 48.5% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in New Zealand in September is typically 5.4 during September. 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 September

The average sea water temperature in New Zealand in September is 13.6°C (56.5°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 September

The average total rainfall in New Zealand in September is 4.5cm (1.8inches) and on average there are 14.3 rainy days in September making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in New Zealand in September

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in New Zealand in September is 7°C (45°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 7°C (44°F) in the previous month and 8°C (8°F) in the next month.

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

The average relative humidity in New Zealand in September is typically 49.6%. The average relative humidity is 50.5% in the previous month and 47.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in New Zealand in September

The average maximum wind speed in New Zealand in September is typically 18KM/H (11MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 17KM/H (10MPH) in the previous month and 20KM/H (12MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in New Zealand in September is typically 10KM/H (6MPH). The average wind speed is 9KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 12KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

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

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