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Visiting Waikato Region, New Zealand in January

January is one of the best months to visit Waikato Region for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

January has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.6 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 6.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (68°F). January is a pleasant month for swimming in Waikato Region though some people may prefer warmer water.

Also consider visiting Waikato Region in one of the other best months of February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Can you sunbathe in Waikato Region in January?

Yes, January is a good time for sunbathing in Waikato Region.

January has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.6 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 6.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

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Can you swim in Waikato Region in January?

Yes, January is a pleasant month for swimming in Waikato Region with moderate sea temperatures 20°C (68°F).

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Is January a good time to holiday in Waikato Region?

Yes, January is a good time for a holiday in Waikato Region.

January has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (74°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.6 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 6.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a moderate 20°C (68°F). January is a pleasant month for swimming in Waikato Region though some people may prefer warmer water.

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Is Waikato Region warm in January?

Yes, Waikato Region is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in January.

The average maximum temperature in Waikato Region in January is 23°C (74°F). The average maximum temperature is 22°C (71°) in the previous month and 24°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Waikato Region in January is 19°C (67°F). The average temperature is 19°C (65°F) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Waikato Region in January?

The average day light hours per day in Waikato Region in January are 14.4. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Waikato Region in January

The average maximum temperature in Waikato Region in January is 23°C (74°F). The average maximum temperature is 22°C (71°F) in the previous month and 24°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Waikato Region in January is 19°C (67°F). The average temperature is 19°C (65°F) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Waikato Region in January is 15°C (59°F). The minimum temperature is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Waikato Region in January

During January the average day light hours are 14.4 per day in Waikato Region. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Waikato Region in January is typically 13.1 during January. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Waikato Region in January

The average sea water temperature in Waikato Region in January is 20.2°C (68.4°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Waikato Region in January

The average total rainfall in Waikato Region in January is 1.7cm (0.7inches) and on average there are 6.3 rainy days in January making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Waikato Region in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Waikato Region in January is 16°C (60°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 16°C (16°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Waikato Region in January is typically 81.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 86.7% in the previous month and 83.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Waikato Region in January is typically 63.2%. The average relative humidity is 70.7% in the previous month and 64% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Waikato Region in January

The average maximum wind speed in Waikato Region in January is typically 27KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 23KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 22KM/H (14MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Waikato Region in January is typically 15KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 13KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Waikato Region in January is from the North-Northwest.

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