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Auckland Weather And Best Time To Visit Auckland
The city of Auckland is usually known as the commercial capital of New Zealand and sees a lot of activity throughout the year. With one of the busiest airports in the world, Auckland welcomes scores of tourists and travellers into the city and New Zealand. Like elsewhere in the country, the city can be visited all throughout the year. Although there are four major seasons here, weather in Auckland is never too unpleasant for an enjoyable trip. Summer though is considered as the peak tourist season with plenty of sunshine and activities round the clock. But the summers here like other parts of New Zealand are crowded, leading to a rise in rates and fares. Autumn and spring are the best times to visit New Zealand as there aren’t many visitors, the weather is rather enjoyable and some amazing offers show up during this time of the year.
Summer: December to February
Summer is a time for the outdoors in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand. While the temperatures all around the country are very similar, there are minor changes from region to region. The daytime temperatures in Auckland hover around 21°C to 26°C making for a perfect time to explore the region. Plenty of adventure activities like hiking, trekking, cycling, etc also happen around this time, given the long days. The sea water is also warm, giving visitors an opportunity to explore the beautiful coastline here. Kayaking, snorkelling and taking long cruises are at full swing during the summers. One of the biggest disadvantages though is that summer is also the most crowded time of the year which means contending with scores of other people. Prices of flights, accommodation and other services go up making it harder to travel. It is advised to book much in advance to avoid last-minute rushes and hikes.
Autumn: March to May
Autumn has its magic, and travelling to Auckland during this time of the year means getting a glimpse of this beautiful country in a blissful orange Hue. Autumn is also considered a quieter time for the city like the rest of the country as the number of tourists coming during this season is low. With fewer people and amazing deals on accommodation, autumn is wonderful to visit the island country of New Zealand. The temperatures are quite pleasant, hovering between 17°C and 21°C. With plenty of activities like hiking, cycling and kayaking available for visitors to indulge in, this is a good time to explore and experience the outdoors of Auckland. Autumn is also a time for many festivals and events in Auckland. The Auckland Arts Festival is one of the many popular festivals that take place here. With fabulous music, inspiring art and much more, the Auckland Arts Festival is one to cherish.
Winter: June to August
June to August make the wettest and coldest months in Auckland. The winter season here sees temperatures drop to about 15°C during the day and to about 8°C during nights. The winter months also see the highest precipitation compared to the rest of the year. While snow is rather rare in Auckland, a nip in the air will definitely leave you shivering. Warm clothes are a necessity if visiting Auckland during winter. Winter is a great time to visit the city if you are looking for a budget trip. Some of the best deals on flights and accommodation appear during this season. While there is still a heap of activities to engage in, the New Zealand Film Festival is an important event to look forward to when in the city.
Spring: September to November
Spring is yet another great time to visit the city of Auckland. With the perfect temperatures, not too cold or too hot, spring is another time where you won’t find the huge crowds that start pouring into the city in the summers. The daytime temperatures average around 16°C to 19°C, making it perfect for exploring this wonderful city. Spring is also known for its many festivals, among which the ‘Taste of Auckland’ festival is a big hit. Considered as the city’s most famous dining festival, ‘Taste of Auckland’ is a must attend if in the city during spring.