Wanaka weather in March (Otago, New Zealand)

Curious about the March weather in Wanaka? This guide provides all the details you need.

In March, Wanaka generally has moderate temperatures and high rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 16°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 7°C.

Wanaka in March usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 112 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 9 days of the month will see rainfall.

The city usually sees around 182 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If your ideal day consists of dry skies and moderate temperatures January and February generally stand out with the best circumstances. While April, May, June, July, August, September and October tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Wanaka, monthly averages in March

Min Temperature 7°C  
Max Temperature 16°C  
Chance of Rain 28%  
Precipitation 112 mm  
Rainy days 9 days  
Sunshine 182 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in New Zealand in March

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in March 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 Wanaka in March?

Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in March.

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

Interested in more climate information?

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