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New Zealand temperatures in January

January in New Zealand has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from moderate in Mount Cook Village with 15°C to high temperatures in Mangonui with 25°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 17°C in Mangonui and 5°C in Mount Cook Village.

What is the temperature of the different cities in New Zealand in January?

Find the average daytime temperatures in January for the most popular destinations in New Zealand on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Very warm means maximum temperatures above 30°C. Warm: 22°C to 30°C. Pleasant: 18°C to 22°C Moderate: 12°C to 18°C. Cold: 2°C to 12°C. Very cold: lower than 2°C

  • What is the warmest city in January in New Zealand?
  • Mangonui tops the warmest city list in our database with average maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C and a minimum nighttime temperature of around 17°C.

  • What is the coldest city in January in New Zealand?
  • Our database indicates that in January, Mount Cook Village is the city with the coolest temperatures in New Zealand. You can expect daytime highs of 15°C and nighttime lows close to 5°C.

  • How much sun does New Zealand get in January?
  • Auckland enjoys approximately 230 hours of sunshine, offering a mostly sunny climate that adds a pleasant and vibrant feel to the month.

  • What is the water's temperature in January?
  • The water temperature averages approximately 21°C in Paihia this month, a rehreshing temperature for swimming and cooling off.

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