So, what’s the weather like in Tauranga?
It's not too shabby, but that's an understatement. The Bay of Plenty region is known across New Zealand for its gorgeous weather and breathtaking coastal scenes. Even the winter can have tropical-feeling days that are perfect for a stroll down Papamoa Beach or a hike up Mount Maunganui. But because I know you want to pack more than just a swimsuit, here's some specific temperature ranges in Tauranga.
January-March is summer.
Yes, this is confusing for all our Northern Hemisphere visitors! Despite these months having snow in other parts of the world, this is our prime beach season. The days are warm (17-24C/70-80F) and the nights are slightly cooler (9-12C/50-60F).
April-June is autumn.
The days are mild to warm (14-24C/60-75F) and the nights can be chilly (9-12C/45-60F). By the end of May into June the temperatures will be cooling down (5-9C/40-50F).
July-September is winter.
No, we don’t get snow in Tauranga, but it does get chilly! The days are 10-17C/50-65F and the nights are cold (5-9C/40-50F). Houses in New Zealand generally use block heaters over central heating, which means it can sometimes feel colder than winters in other locations.
October-December is spring.
Days are cool to warm (14-24C/60-75F) and the nights can be brisk (9-12C/45-60F). At this time of year, the countryside is covered with gorgeous flowers—and adorable newborn lambs!
As most places—the weather can surprise us in Tauranga, whatever time of year it is (except snow—I can safely say you won’t have that!). So check out the current temperatures, pack accordingly, and we can’t wait to have you experience the weather—and everything else—for yourself.
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