Rotorua Climate

The Rotorua climate is one of the warmest and sunniest in New Zealand. Summer temperatures can reach between 26C and 32 while winters are mild.

Summer: December - February

The summer months bring plenty of sunshine and the warmest temperatures, ranging from 22-26°C. However, it’s not uncommon for temperatures to top 32°C. Most places throughout the region enjoy more than 2000 hours of sunshine a year.

Autumn: March - May

The autumn colours are accompanied by mild daytime temperatures ranging from 15-21°C. It will feel cooler once the sun is hidden behind clouds or edges closer to sunset.

Winter: June - August

Plenty of layers are the order of the day during winter. The cold winter months see the high daytime temperatures drop to an average of 12°C. Cold, frosty mornings can soon turn into crisp, blue sky days.

Spring: September - November

The cold weather warms up to an average daily high of between 14°C and 19°C. The pleasant milder days are complimented by the explosion of colours from the flowers on display.