Tauranga weather in January (Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)

What can you expect from the weather in Tauranga during January? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In Tauranga the weather in January is generally perfect, characterized by high temperatures and moderate rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 23°C, while nights can cool down to about 16°C.

Tauranga in January usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 87 mm for the month. It's the month receiving the least amount of rain. As the days go by, you can expect fewer clouds and less precipitation. This makes it an ideal time for outdoor activities and events that might be disrupted by wetter conditions in other months. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 9 days of the month will see rainfall.

With around 262 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you're inclined towards comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, January is a prime time to visit Tauranga. January typically offers the best circumstances. While May, June, July, August and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Tauranga, monthly averages in January

Min Temperature 16°C  
Max Temperature 23°C  
Water Temperature 18°C  
Chance of Rain 31%  
Precipitation 87 mm  
Rainy days 9 days  
Humidity 74%  
Windspeed 14 km/h  
Sunshine 262 hours  
Percentage 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 Tauranga in January?

For visitors traveling to Tauranga, 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.

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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