With about 2000 hours of sunshine every year and the second warmest place in New Zealand, Whangarei locals and visitors enjoy outdoor activities all year round – there’s no snow here!

Whangarei is in New Zealand's only sub-tropical climate zone, with warm humid summers and mild winters. Typical summer temperatures in Whangarei range from 22 to 26 degrees celsius and often exceed 30.

Local's Tips

WHATEVER THE WEATHER. Whangarei's beaches are amazing on a hot, blue day. They're also amazing on a wild, windy day. Go on, take a walk and get in touch with the elements of nature!

Summer months are December through to February however, warm, fine weather and blue skies are experienced throughout the year.

Occasional cyclones can bring some unexpected excitement in summer!

With an average annual rainfall of approximately 1,500mm, it is fair to say we get some rain - but that's also a blessing - take a look around at how green everything is.

Winter daytime temperatures range from 12 to 17 degrees (it never gets really cold and outdoor activities are the norm all year round).

Frosts are rare.

Take a look at current and forecast weather information for Whangarei.