Today in Auckland, New Zealand
A steady, soaking rain this morning. Thunderstorms likely by evening. High 13C. Winds WNW at 30 to 50 km/h. Chance of rain 100%. 50 to 75mm of rain expected. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.
Rain showers in the evening with thunderstorms developing overnight. Low 11C. Winds NNW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
This weather data was last updated 2018-08-21 17:12:26.
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Auckland city is located on the North Island of New Zealand. The city is located centrally between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea and is one of few Cities with two harbors on different water bodies. Other than the ocean, the city is also surrounded by mountain ranges which are fundamental in shaping it weather conditions. The weather conditions across the year can be said to be mild, with regular seasonal variations. Generally Auckland can be said to have warm temperate weather conditions, with regular seasonal variations.
Although Auckland experiences all the four seasons it never gets extremely cold during winter. The city sometimes experiences tropical cyclone and hailstorms but they do not cause much damage. Auckland city also has oceanic weather majorly due to its proximity to two large water bodies.
Summer In Auckland
Auckland experiences summer between the months of December and February. The summer season experiences one of the warmest weather and a lot of sunshine that enjoyable. The days are long (up to 14 hours of daylight) and sunny with warm temperatures ranging between 200 and 270 Celsius. The night temperatures are mild with temperatures of up to 140 Celsius. Auckland summers are warm and dry with little precipitation.
On average summer months have up to 11 rain days with monthly precipitation of 76 mm. summer in Auckland is associated with high humidity of up to 90% and long sunny days with up to 8 hours of sunshine. Auckland is cooler in summer than all surrounding cities and this may be due to the moderating effect of the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea. Auckland is one of the sunniest cities in New Zealand and it is advisable to pack sunglasses, sunscreen and sun hats during this period due to the high UV ratings that have been reported.
Autumn Weather In Auckland
Auckland experiences autumn weather between the months of March and May. As expected the temperatures are slightly cooler than in summer with lowest mean temperatures at 110 Celsius and 210 Celsius high. Autumns in Auckland are characterized with low precipitation of up to 0.7mm daily rainfall and 115 mm monthly rainfall. Autumn months have approximately 12 rain dais and monthly rainfall of 90mm. Autumn is characterized with lower humidity and shorter hours of sunshine up to 5 hours daily and 12 hours of daylight.
Winter in Auckland
Winter in Auckland can be termed mild as there are never instances of extreme temperatures. Winter occurs between the months of July and August, these are the wettest months throughout the year. Winter period experiences up to 20 days of precipitation. Monthly rainfall records range between 40 mm and 55mm with highest rainfall records in July and August. Temperatures during winter are mild with maximum daytime temperatures at 140 Celsius and minimum nighttime temperatures at 70 Celsius.
Auckland winters are also associated with mild fog and no snow days. The days are relatively short with 10 hours of daylight and 4 hours of sunshine. Winters are characterized with high precipitation, fog and hail but snow only occurs in mountainous regions.
Spring In Auckland
The spring season starts early September to late November. Spring temperatures are slightly warmer with mean maximum daytime temperatures at 180 Celsius and mean minimum nighttime temperatures at 100 Celsius. The days are longer than in winter with up to 13 hours of daylight with 6 hours of sunshine. Auckland during spring experiences it fair share of rainfall with monthly precipitation reaching up to 90mm distributed within 15 rain days. Spring seasons bring an end to fog and hail in Auckland and more clear skies with as little as 25 percentage cloud cover on some days.
Generally the weather of Auckland all year round is moderate and ideal for most outdoor activities. Since Auckland and the whole of New Zealand are located in the southern hemisphere the seasons are opposite to countries in the northern hemisphere. On average Auckland receives annual rainfall of 1240 mm. This rainfall is distributed throughout the year with heavy rainfall in winter. Annually Auckland receives up to 2060 hours of sunshine most being received during the summer.
The weather in Auckland can be at times unpredictable with tropical cyclones and cold fronts that can cause extreme conditions like hailstorms and fogs. While packing for a visit to Auckland pack for all the four seasons due to unpredictable weather changes. Average winter and summer temperatures are 100 and 200 Celsius respectively. Information on daily weather forecasts can be obtained online on sites like www.meoweather.com and www.aucklandweather.net