Hokitika weather in March (West Coast, New Zealand)

Curious about the March weather in Hokitika? This guide provides all the details you need.

In March, Hokitika generally has pleasant temperatures and heavy rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 19°C, while nights can cool down to about 12°C.

Hokitika in March falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 244 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 16 days.

The city usually sees around 173 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, March may not be the ideal month to visit Hokitika. February typically offers the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

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


Hokitika, monthly averages in March

Min Temperature 12°C  
Max Temperature 19°C  
Water Temperature 15°C  
Chance of Rain 53%  
Precipitation 244 mm  
Rainy days 16 days  
Humidity 84%  
Windspeed 7 km/h  
Sunshine 173 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in New Zealand in March

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in March 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 Hokitika in March?

For visitors traveling to Hokitika, 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 15°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 March.


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