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Average Weather in Ahipara New Zealand

In Ahipara, the summers are short and comfortable; the winters are long, cool, and wet; and it is windy and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 54°F to 73°F and is rarely below 51°F or above 76°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Ahipara for warm-weather activities is from late December to early April.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from December 31 to March 25, with an average daily high temperature above 70°F. The hottest day of the year is February 10, with an average high of 73°F and low of 66°F.

The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from June 8 to October 10, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is August 18, with an average low of 54°F and high of 59°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in AhiparawarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FAug 1859°FAug 1859°FFeb 1073°FFeb 1073°F54°F54°F66°F66°FDec 3170°FDec 3170°FMar 2570°FMar 2570°FJun 862°FJun 862°FOct 1062°FOct 1062°F64°F64°F64°F64°F57°F57°F56°F56°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

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

Average Hourly Temperature in AhiparaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoolcomfortablecoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Arrifes, Portugal (11,388 miles away) and Nossa Senhora do Monte, Portugal (11,848 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Ahipara (view comparison).

Clouds

In Ahipara, 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 Ahipara begins around January 12 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around April 9. On March 18, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 72% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 28% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 9 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around January 12. On December 15, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 43% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in AhiparaclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Mar 1872%Mar 1872%Dec 1557%Dec 1557%Jan 1264%Jan 1264%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Ahipara varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.9 months, from May 8 to October 4, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on July 3.

The drier season lasts 7.1 months, from October 4 to May 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on January 29.

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 43% on July 3.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in AhiparawetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 343%Jul 343%Jan 2920%Jan 2920%Jan 124%Jan 124%May 832%May 832%Oct 432%Oct 432%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Ahipara experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Ahipara. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 14, with an average total accumulation of 4.6 inches.

The least rain falls around February 6, with an average total accumulation of 2.3 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Ahipara varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 9 hours, 47 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 14 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in AhiparaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minSep 2312 hr, 6 minSep 2314 hr, 32 minDec 2214 hr, 32 minDec 2212 hr, 9 minMar 2012 hr, 9 minMar 209 hr, 47 minJun 219 hr, 47 minJun 21daydaynightNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:05 AM on December 6, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 36 minutes later at 7:41 AM on April 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:21 PM on June 13, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 24 minutes later at 8:45 PM on January 6.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Ahipara during 2021, starting in the spring on September 26 and ending in the fall on April 4.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in AhiparaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDec 66:05 AMDec 66:05 AM8:45 PMJan 68:45 PMJan 6Jun 135:21 PMJun 135:21 PM7:41 AMApr 37:41 AMApr 3DSTApr 4DSTApr 4Sep 26DSTSep 26DSTdaynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Ahipara experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from December 15 to April 12, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 5% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 8, with muggy conditions 19% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is August 23, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in AhiparamuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Aug 230%Aug 230%Feb 819%Feb 819%Dec 155%Dec 155%Apr 125%Apr 125%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Ahipara experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.3 months, from May 10 to October 20, with average wind speeds of more than 14.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 3, with an average hourly wind speed of 16.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.7 months, from October 20 to May 10. The calmest day of the year is February 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in AhiparawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph5 mph5 mph10 mph10 mph15 mph15 mph20 mph20 mph25 mph25 mphJul 316.9 mphJul 316.9 mphFeb 713.0 mphFeb 713.0 mphMay 1014.9 mphMay 1014.9 mphOct 2014.9 mphOct 2014.9 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Ahipara varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 6.9 months, from May 17 to December 15, with a peak percentage of 44% on October 1. The wind is most often from the south for 5.1 months, from December 15 to May 17, with a peak percentage of 32% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in AhiparaSWSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Ahipara 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 3.0 months, from January 10 to April 9, with an average temperature above 67°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 18, with an average temperature of 69°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.1 months, from June 27 to October 30, with an average temperature below 61°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 25, with an average temperature of 59°F.

Average Water Temperature

Average Water Temperature in AhiparawarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec56°F56°F58°F58°F60°F60°F62°F62°F64°F64°F66°F66°F68°F68°F70°F70°F72°F72°FFeb 1869°FFeb 1869°F59°FAug 2559°FAug 25Jan 1067°FJan 1067°FApr 967°FApr 967°FJun 2761°FJun 2761°FOct 3061°FOct 3061°F
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Ahipara 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 Ahipara for general outdoor tourist activities is from late December to early April, with a peak score in the second week of February.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Ahiparabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.87.84.04.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Ahipara for hot-weather activities is from late January to late February, with a peak score in the second week of February.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in AhiparaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810103.53.50.00.0precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Ahipara 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in AhiparaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in AhiparaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°F4,500°F4,500°FJul 1590°FJul 1590°FNov 1900°FNov 1900°FJun 304,356°FJun 304,356°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

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 3.6 months, from November 3 to February 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is January 1, with an average of 7.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 1 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 2.1 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in AhiparabrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJan 17.6 kWhJan 17.6 kWhJun 212.1 kWhJun 212.1 kWhNov 36.5 kWhNov 36.5 kWhMay 13.2 kWhMay 13.2 kWhAug 173.2 kWhAug 173.2 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ahipara are -35.167 deg latitude, 173.167 deg longitude, and 49 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Ahipara contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 758 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 99 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,811 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,556 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Ahipara is covered by trees (36%), water (27%), cropland (21%), and grassland (13%), within 10 miles by water (52%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by water (78%) and trees (15%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Ahipara, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Ahipara is further than 200 kilometers from the nearest reliable weather station, so the weather-related data on this page were taken entirely from NASA's MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

The temperature and dew point estimates are corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of Ahipara, according to the International Standard Atmosphere .

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.