Rotorua monthly weather averages

Average daytime temperature

The bar chart below shows the average monthly peak daytime temperatures at Rotorua

Rotorua average temperature chart (Celsius) Rotorua average temperature chart (Fahrenheit)
Average monthly temperatures in Rotorua (degrees centigrade and fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 22.4 22.5 20.9 18 14.6 12.2 11.5 12.6 14.2 16.4 18.6 20.6
°F 72.3 72.4 69.6 64.3 58.3 54 52.8 54.8 57.6 61.6 65.4 69.1

Please note: these are the average peak daytime temperatures (usually around mid-afternoon) so do not show daytime / night highs and lows. To see the daily range of temperatures have a look at the temperature max / min chart below.

Average rainfall & rainy days

The graph below shows the average rainfall and number of rainy days per month.

Rotorua monthly rainfall chart (mm) Rotorua monthly rainfall chart (inches)
Average monthly rainfall in Rotorua (mm and inches)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
mm 125 131 176 135 152 187 172 198 173 151 145 166
inches 4.9 5.1 6.9 5.3 6 7.4 6.8 7.8 6.8 5.9 5.7 6.5
Rainy days 10 9 11 11 12 14 14 15 15 14 12 13

Average daily sunshine

The bar chart below shows the average daily sunshine hours in Rotorua

Rotorua average daily sunshine chart
Average daily sunshine Rotorua
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hrs sunshine 7.8 7.2 6.1 5.9 4.9 4 4.6 4.6 5 6.1 6.8 7

Day / night temperatures

The graph below shows the daily range of temperatures for each month.

Rotorua average minimum / maximum temperatures (Celsius) Rotorua average minimum / maximum temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Maximum and minimum daily temperatures in Rotorua (degrees centigrade and fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 12.4 12.5 11.5 8.6 5.8 4 3.1 4.2 5.8 7.4 9.2 11.2
Max °C 22.7 22.7 21.1 18.2 14.8 12.5 11.8 12.9 14.5 16.7 18.8 20.9
Min °F 54.2 54.5 52.7 47.5 42.4 39.1 37.5 39.5 42.4 45.2 48.6 52.1
Max °F 63.5 63.7 61.3 56.1 50.5 46.8 45.3 47.3 50.2 53.6 57.2 60.8

Sea temperature

The graph below shows the average sea temperature.

Rotorua average sea temperature chart (Celsius) Rotorua average sea temperature chart (Fahrenheit)
Average sea temperature around Rotorua in degrees centigrade and fahrenheit
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 19.8 20.6 20.2 19.1 17.7 16.3 15.3 14.8 14.8 15.4 16.6 18.2
°F 67.6 69.1 68.3 66.4 63.9 61.3 59.6 58.7 58.7 59.7 61.9 64.8

Wind speed

The graph below shows the average wind speed.

Rotorua average winspeed by month (km/h) Rotorua average winspeed by month (mph)
Average wind speed in Rotorua (mph and kmh)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
km/h 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 9 10 10 10 10
mph 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6

A monthly average windspeed of over 16km/h or 10mph suggests a location is fairly windy.

Relative humidity

The graph below shows the average relative humidity.

Rotorua relative humidity averages
Average relative humidity in Rotorua
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
79% 81% 82% 85% 87% 89% 88% 87% 81% 78% 78% 79%
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Rotorua weather stats

Rotorua weather statistics
Hottest month: February 22.5°C 72.5°F
Driest month: January 125mm 4.9ins
Sunniest month: January 7.8hrs
Coldest month: July 11.5°C 52.7°F
Wettest month: August 198mm 7.8ins
Warmest sea: February 20.6°C 69.1°F
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