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Auckland weather in January (Auckland Region, New Zealand)

Planning a trip to Auckland in January? This guide provides all the details you need.

In Auckland the weather in January is generally perfect, with high temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 24°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 17°C.

Auckland in January usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 78 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 12 days of rain are anticipated.

With around 230 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you favor pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall, January is one of the better months to visit Auckland. January, February, March, April and November typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, June, July, August and September tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Auckland climate page with graphs.

 

Auckland, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 17°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 24°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 18°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 39%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 78 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 12 days  
HumidityHumidity 79%  
WindspeedWindspeed 18 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 230 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 58%  

Where to go in New Zealand in January

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

For visitors traveling to Auckland, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes. With a water temperature of around 18°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Swimming
9/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Barbeque
8/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

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