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Waikato weather in March

Are you planning a trip to Waikato in March and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.

What is the weather like in Waikato in March?

Waikato is a region in New Zealand. March in Waikato generally has temperatures that range from pleasant to warm, with precipitation levels ranging from moderate to high. In March, it is summer.

The average highest temperatures fluctuate between pleasant in Whakapapa Village at 18°C to warm in Pukekohe East at 24°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 15°C in Pukekohe East and 8°C in Whakapapa Village.

In March, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate rainfall in Huntly with an average of 72 mm to high rainfall in Whakapapa Village with 114 mm. In Taupo, this particular month consistently records the lowest levels of rainfall, making it the driest period throughout the entire year. The city Taupo usually sees around 180 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

To learn more about the conditions in specific areas of Waikato in March, check out the map below. For more details on the yearly weather, visit our Waikato climate page.

Where to go in Waikato in March

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 March for the 5 most popular destinations in Waikato?

Taupo

In March Taupo generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
23°C 
12°C 
202 hours 
96 mm 
8 days 
20°C 
11°C 
180 hours 
89 mm 
10 days 
April   >> April
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18°C 
8°C 
158 hours 
110 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Taupo

Hamilton

In March Hamilton generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
25°C 
15°C 
195 hours 
86 mm 
9 days 
23°C 
13°C 
195 hours 
77 mm 
11 days 
April   >> April
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21°C 
11°C 
170 hours 
101 mm 
12 days 
Climate in Hamilton

Whitianga

In March Whitianga generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
23°C 
18°C 
96 mm 
10 days 
21°C 
17°C 
94 mm 
14 days 
April   >> April
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20°C 
15°C 
107 mm 
14 days 
Climate in Whitianga

Cambridge

In March Cambridge generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
25°C 
15°C 
195 hours 
88 mm 
8 days 
23°C 
13°C 
195 hours 
78 mm 
10 days 
April   >> April
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20°C 
10°C 
170 hours 
101 mm 
11 days 
Climate in Cambridge

Coromandel Town

In March Coromandel Town generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect 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
22°C 
18°C 
196 hours 
92 mm 
11 days 
21°C 
17°C 
189 hours 
89 mm 
15 days 
April   >> April
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20°C 
16°C 
156 hours 
106 mm 
14 days 
Climate in Coromandel Town

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Is March the best time to visit Waikato?

We believe that March is one of the best times to visit Waikato with overall perfect weather in Taupo. 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 Taupo. On the other hand, the months of June, July and August tend to have poor weather conditions.

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