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

Looking to travel to Rotorua in October? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In October, Rotorua generally has moderate temperatures and high rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 17°C, while night temperatures can drop to 8°C.

Rotorua in October usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 115 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 14 days of the month will see rainfall.

The city usually sees around 193 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, 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 October

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 8°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 17°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 48%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 115 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 14 days  
HumidityHumidity 79%  
SunshineSunshine 193 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in New Zealand in October

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in October 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 this month?

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 October.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
5/10
Walking
5/10
Camping
3/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Rotorua.

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