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Rotorua weather in January (Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)

How is the weather in Rotorua in January? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In Rotorua, January is characterized by high temperatures and moderate rainfall. January falls within the summer season. Daytime temperatures hover around 23°C, while nights can cool down to about 13°C.

Rotorua in January usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 95 mm for the month. It's the month receiving the least amount of rain. As the days go by, you can expect fewer clouds and less precipitation. This makes it an ideal time for outdoor activities and events that might be disrupted by wetter conditions in other months. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 10 days of rain are anticipated.

The city usually sees around 240 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you're inclined towards comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, January is a prime time to visit Rotorua. January and March typically offer the best circumstances. While June, July and August tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Rotorua, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 13°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 23°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 32%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 95 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 10 days  
HumidityHumidity 77%  
SunshineSunshine 240 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in New Zealand in January

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in January 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 Rotorua in January?

For visitors traveling to Rotorua, 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 January.

Swimming
9/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Barbeque
8/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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