Punakaiki weather in April (West Coast, New Zealand)

Curious about the April weather in Punakaiki? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In April, Punakaiki generally has moderate temperatures and heavy rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 16°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 11°C.

Punakaiki in April falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 221 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 16 days.

The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 142 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, April may not be the ideal month to visit Punakaiki. February typically offers the best circumstances. While January, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Punakaiki, monthly averages in April

Min Temperature 11°C  
Max Temperature 16°C  
Chance of Rain 55%  
Precipitation 221 mm  
Rainy days 16 days  
Humidity 84% *  
Sunshine 142 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Hokitika, New Zealand (73 KM, 45 Miles).

Where to go in New Zealand in April

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in April 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 Punakaiki in April?

For visitors traveling to Punakaiki, 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.

What To Do

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

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
5/10
Walking
5/10
Camping
6/10

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