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Waikato weather in December

Considering a trip to Waikato this December and wondering about the expected weather conditions? Find all the crucial information you need right here, addressing your question:

What is the weather like in Waikato in December?

Waikato is a region in New Zealand. December in Waikato generally has temperatures that range from moderate to warm, with precipitation levels ranging from moderate to heavy.

During the day temperatures vary from moderate in Whakapapa Village at 18°C to warm in Pukekohe East at 23°C. At night it cools down to 15°C in Pukekohe East and 9°C in Whakapapa Village.

In December, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate rainfall in Hahei with an average of 99 mm to heavy rainfall in Whakapapa Village with 187 mm. The city Taupo usually sees around 206 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

For a closer look at December'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 December

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 December for the 5 most popular destinations in Waikato?

Taupo

In December Taupo generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Taupo
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
18°C 
8°C 
192 hours 
110 mm 
12 days 
20°C 
11°C 
206 hours 
122 mm 
13 days 
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22°C 
12°C 
224 hours 
90 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Taupo

Hamilton

In December Hamilton generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Hamilton
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
20°C 
11°C 
188 hours 
96 mm 
14 days 
22°C 
14°C 
208 hours 
106 mm 
14 days 
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25°C 
15°C 
230 hours 
76 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Hamilton

Whitianga

In December Whitianga generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Whitianga
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
18°C 
14°C 
87 mm 
13 days 
20°C 
16°C 
101 mm 
12 days 
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22°C 
17°C 
74 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Whitianga

Cambridge

In December Cambridge generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Cambridge
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
20°C 
11°C 
188 hours 
99 mm 
12 days 
22°C 
13°C 
208 hours 
109 mm 
12 days 
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24°C 
14°C 
230 hours 
77 mm 
9 days 
Climate in Cambridge

Coromandel Town

In December Coromandel Town generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Coromandel Town
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
18°C 
14°C 
189 hours 
89 mm 
14 days 
20°C 
16°C 
198 hours 
102 mm 
14 days 
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21°C 
18°C 
230 hours 
72 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Coromandel Town

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

Is December the best time to visit Waikato?

Given the typically pleasant weather conditions in Taupo, December might be a good time to visit Waikato. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

Generally speaking, January, February and March provide perfect weather in Taupo. The weather in June, July and August, on the other hand, tends to be poor.

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