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Climate of Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand Average Weather

Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty Climate Graph
  • Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand is at 38°7'S, 176°18'E, 294 m (965 ft). See map.
  • Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty is situated in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The mean temperature is 12.8 degrees Celsius (55 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.2 °C (18.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 12.7°C (54.8°F) on average falling to 3.3°C (38°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 18°C (64.4°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 6.7°C (44°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 23°C (73.4°F) and average low temperatures are 11.7°C (53°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 19°C (66.2°F) during the day and lows of 8.3°C (47°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1466 mm (57.7 inches) which is equivalent to 1466 Litres/m² (35.96 Gallons/ft²).
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty you would come out nearest to the climate station at Ciudad Real, Spain where you would find a Mediterranean climate (Warm temperate thorn steppe biome).

Table

The climate table uses colour to represent the data so you can get a good idea about the climate at a glance. The colour also helps when comparing two or more locations that you can switch between in separate tabs in your browser. There are links along the side and top to the various sections where we are adding additional details including in the new discussion section where you can read and add posts about the various aspects!

Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 12 (54) 13 (55) 16 (61) 18 (64) 20 (68) 22 (72) 24 (75) 23 (73) 22 (72) 19 (66) 16 (61) 13 (55) 18 (65)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 8 (46) 9 (47) 10 (51) 12 (54) 14 (58) 16 (61) 18 (64) 18 (64) 17 (62) 14 (56) 10 (51) 8 (47) 13 (55)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 3 (37) 3 (37) 5 (41) 7 (45) 8 (46) 11 (52) 12 (54) 12 (54) 11 (52) 8 (46) 6 (43) 4 (39) 8 (46)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 130 (5) 157 (6) 127 (5) 118 (5) 107 (4) 129 (5) 103 (4) 113 (4) 126 (5) 108 (4) 114 (5) 135 (5) 1466 (58)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 13 (42%) 14 (45%) 13 (43%) 13 (42%) 12 (40%) 11 (35%) 10 (32%) 10 (35%) 9 (29%) 12 (40%) 12 (39%) 14 (47%)   143 (39%)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 09:47 10:42 11:55 13:11 14:14 14:45 14:29 13:36 12:25 11:09 10:05 09:33   12:00

Climate of Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand Discussion

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