Average Weather in Takaka New Zealand
In Takaka, the summers are comfortable, the winters are cold and wet, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 68°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 72°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Takaka for warm-weather activities is from early January to early March.
The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 15 to March 24, with an average daily high temperature above 65°F. The hottest day of the year is February 9, with an average high of 68°F and low of 59°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 1 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature below 56°F. The coldest day of the year is July 13, with an average low of 42°F and high of 53°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Takaka, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Takaka begins around January 12 and lasts for 3.1 months, ending around April 14. On March 5, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 14 and lasts for 8.9 months, ending around January 12. On July 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Takaka varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.1 months, from April 28 to December 31, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on September 29.
The drier season lasts 3.9 months, from December 31 to April 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on February 4.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 38% on September 29.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Takaka experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Takaka. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 13, with an average total accumulation of 4.3 inches.
The least rain falls around February 8, with an average total accumulation of 2.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Takaka varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 9 hours, 14 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 15 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:50 AM on December 9, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 4 minutes later at 7:54 AM on June 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:06 PM on June 14, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 57 minutes later at 9:03 PM on January 4.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Takaka during 2018, starting in the spring on September 30 and ending in the fall on April 1.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Takaka experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from December 23 to March 19, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 3% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 5, with muggy conditions 12% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is July 29, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Takaka experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from August 31 to December 10, with average wind speeds of more than 7.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.6 months, from December 10 to August 31. The calmest day of the year is February 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Takaka is from the west throughout the year.
Takaka is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.7 months, from January 8 to March 30, with an average temperature above 63°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 15, with an average temperature of 65°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from June 20 to October 22, with an average temperature below 57°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 21, with an average temperature of 55°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Takaka throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Takaka for general outdoor tourist activities is from early January to early March, with a peak score in the second week of February.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Takaka for hot-weather activities is from late January to mid February, with a peak score in the first week of February.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Temperatures in Takaka are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 5 to February 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is January 4, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from April 30 to August 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 22, with an average of 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Takaka are -40.850 deg latitude, 172.800 deg longitude, and 85 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Takaka contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 551 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 84 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (5,292 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,102 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Takaka is covered by cropland (61%) and trees (30%), within 10 miles by trees (52%) and water (30%), and within 50 miles by water (64%) and trees (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Takaka, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There is only a single weather station, Nelson Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Takaka.
At a distance of 60 kilometers from Takaka, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Takaka according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .