When is the best time to go to Rotorua?

When is the best time to go to Rotorua? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Rotorua are January, February, March, April, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March and December
  • July is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are January, April, May, June, July, August, September and December

For full information about the climate and weather in Rotorua a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 63°F/74°F
February 65°F/74°F
March 61°F/72°F
April 58°F/65°F
May 52°F/59°F
June 47°F/56°F
July 45°F/54°F
August 49°F/56°F
September 50°F/59°F
October 56°F/63°F
November 56°F/67°F
December 59°F/70°F

Weather and climate in Rotorua

  • Between the months of january and april the climate is good. It is for example 65°F as maximum temperature in april and it rains about 4.3in each month.
  • In the month of may the climate is not good, but still OK. It is for example 59°F as maximum temperature in may and it rains about 33% of the time in may.
  • Between the months of june and august the climate is not good. The temperature rises to 56°F and it rains about 42% of the time in august.
  • From september to october the climate is passable, but still OK. The temperature rises to 63°F and it rains about 4.1in each month.
  • In the month of november the climate is favorable. the thermometer goes up to 67°F°C and it rains in november about 2.6in.
  • In the month of december the climate is passable, but still OK. By early evening, the temperature averages 65°F and it rains about 5.2in each month.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Rotorua

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Rotorua: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

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