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Waikato weather in August

Thinking about venturing to Waikato this August and curious about the weather conditions to expect? This page holds all the key information you seek, responding to your question:

What is the weather like in Waikato in August?

Waikato is a region in New Zealand. August in Waikato generally has temperatures that range from cold to moderate, with precipitation levels ranging from high to heavy. In August, it is winter.

During the day temperatures vary from cold in Whakapapa Village at 10°C to moderate in Pukekohe East at 16°C. At night it cools down to 8°C in Pukekohe East and 2°C in Whakapapa Village.

In August, precipitation varies across different areas. From high rainfall in Miranda with an average of 112 mm to heavy rainfall in Whakapapa Village with 175 mm. Most cities enjoy a balanced amount of sunshine, with around 136 hours of sunlight anticipated in Taupo. This ensures the days are neither too dim nor excessively sunny.

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

Where to go in Waikato in August

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

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 August for the 5 most popular destinations in Waikato?

Taupo

In August Taupo generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Taupo
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<<   July July
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11°C 
4°C 
120 hours 
125 mm 
14 days 
poor 
12°C 
4°C 
136 hours 
122 mm 
14 days 
poor 
14°C 
5°C 
145 hours 
131 mm 
14 days 
Climate in Taupo

Hamilton

In August Hamilton generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 16°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Hamilton
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<<   July July
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15°C 
6°C 
127 hours 
131 mm 
18 days 
16°C 
6°C 
145 hours 
128 mm 
18 days 
17°C 
8°C 
148 hours 
124 mm 
17 days 
Climate in Hamilton

Whitianga

In August Whitianga generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Whitianga
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<<   July July
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15°C 
11°C 
141 mm 
18 days 
15°C 
11°C 
126 mm 
19 days 
16°C 
11°C 
113 mm 
18 days 
Climate in Whitianga

Cambridge

In August Cambridge generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Cambridge
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conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
<<   July July
<<  
15°C 
5°C 
127 hours 
124 mm 
15 days 
15°C 
6°C 
145 hours 
123 mm 
17 days 
17°C 
7°C 
148 hours 
122 mm 
15 days 
Climate in Cambridge

Coromandel Town

In August Coromandel Town generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Coromandel Town
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<<   July July
<<  
15°C 
11°C 
130 hours 
138 mm 
18 days 
15°C 
11°C 
147 hours 
126 mm 
19 days 
15°C 
12°C 
151 hours 
112 mm 
19 days 
Climate in Coromandel Town

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

Is August the best time to visit Waikato?

In our view, August might not be the best time to travel to Waikato with often poor weather in Taupo.

Generally speaking, the best visiting conditions can be found in January, February and March offering mostly perfect weather in Taupo. On the other hand, the weather in June, July and August tend to be poor.

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