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Manawatu weather in January

Planning a getaway to Manawatu this January and curious about the weather you should prepare for? Discover all the vital details you need on this page, solving your puzzle:

What is the weather like in Manawatu in January?

Manawatu is a region in New Zealand. January in Manawatu generally has temperatures that range from pleasant to warm, with precipitation levels ranging from moderate to high. The month of January is in the summer season.

During the day temperatures vary from pleasant in National Park at 21°C to warm in Feilding at 23°C. At night it cools down to 13°C in Feilding and 11°C in National Park.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate rainfall in Whanganui with an average of 77 mm to high rainfall in National Park with 140 mm. Meanwhile, Palmerston North enjoys close to 210 hours of sunlight. This means it's a great month if you prefer bright and sunny days.

For a closer look at January's conditions in Manawatu, see the map below. For a more detailed look at Manawatu's yearly weather, check out our Manawatu climate page.

Where to go in Manawatu in January

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Manawatu on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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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).

Popular destinations

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Manawatu?

Palmerston North

In January Palmerston North generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Palmerston North
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sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
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20°C 
12°C 
178 hours 
112 mm 
12 days 
22°C 
13°C 
210 hours 
82 mm 
10 days 
23°C 
13°C 
189 hours 
85 mm 
8 days 
Climate in Palmerston North

Whanganui

In January Whanganui generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Whanganui
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
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20°C 
13°C 
178 hours 
109 mm 
12 days 
21°C 
15°C 
210 hours 
77 mm 
10 days 
22°C 
15°C 
189 hours 
78 mm 
8 days 
Climate in Whanganui

Ohakune

In January Ohakune generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Ohakune
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
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sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
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19°C 
10°C 
210 hours 
151 mm 
15 days 
21°C 
11°C 
225 hours 
118 mm 
13 days 
21°C 
11°C 
205 hours 
107 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Ohakune

Levin

In January Levin generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Levin
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sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
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19°C 
12°C 
178 hours 
141 mm 
12 days 
21°C 
13°C 
210 hours 
103 mm 
11 days 
21°C 
14°C 
189 hours 
110 mm 
9 days 
Climate in Levin

Taumarunui

In January Taumarunui generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 12°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Taumarunui
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
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conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
20°C 
11°C 
210 hours 
158 mm 
15 days 
22°C 
12°C 
225 hours 
119 mm 
13 days 
23°C 
13°C 
205 hours 
117 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Taumarunui

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Manawatu, in New Zealand.

Is January the best time to visit Manawatu?

We believe that January is one of the best times to visit Manawatu with overall perfect weather in Palmerston North. It's worth noting that weather conditions might differ depending on the location you visit.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in January, February and March offering mostly perfect weather in Palmerston North. On the other hand, the weather in July tends to be poor.

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