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Average Weather in Murupara New Zealand

In Murupara, the summers are warm, the winters are cold and wet, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 77°F and is rarely below 31°F or above 84°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Murupara for warm-weather activities is from early January to late February.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The warm season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 14 to March 14, with an average daily high temperature above 72°F. The hottest day of the year is January 28, with an average high of 77°F and low of 57°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.4 months, from May 25 to September 6, with an average daily high temperature below 57°F. The coldest day of the year is July 15, with an average low of 40°F and high of 53°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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 MuruparaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablecomfortable
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.

Vale de Cambra, Portugal (12,133 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Murupara (view comparison).

Clouds

In Murupara, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Murupara begins around December 15 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around May 4. On March 6, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 63% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 37% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around May 4 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around December 15. On July 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 65% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 35% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in MuruparaclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Mar 663%Mar 663%Jul 2035%Jul 2035%Dec 1549%Dec 1549%May 449%May 449%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 Murupara varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.7 months, from May 22 to October 12, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 34% on July 4.

The drier season lasts 7.3 months, from October 12 to May 22. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on March 20.

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 34% on July 4.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in MuruparawetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 434%Jul 434%Mar 2020%Mar 2020%Jan 123%Jan 123%May 2227%May 2227%Oct 1227%Oct 1227%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. Murupara experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Murupara. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around July 17, with an average total accumulation of 3.2 inches.

The least rain falls around November 10, with an average total accumulation of 1.8 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 Murupara varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is June 22, with 9 hours, 29 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 14 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in MuruparaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minSep 2312 hr, 8 minSep 2314 hr, 51 minDec 2214 hr, 51 minDec 2212 hr, 11 minMar 2112 hr, 11 minMar 219 hr, 29 minJun 229 hr, 29 minJun 22daydaynightNowNow
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 5:42 AM on December 9, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 49 minutes later at 7:31 AM on June 29. The earliest sunset is at 4:58 PM on June 14, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 42 minutes later at 8:40 PM on January 5.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Murupara during 2019, starting in the spring on September 29 and ending in the fall on April 7.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in MuruparaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDec 95:42 AMDec 95:42 AM8:40 PMJan 58:40 PMJan 5Jun 144:58 PMJun 144:58 PM7:31 AMJun 297:31 AMJun 29DSTApr 7DSTApr 7Sep 29DSTSep 29DSTdaynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2019. 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.

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.

The perceived humidity level in Murupara, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in MuruparaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Aug 70%Aug 70%Feb 22%Feb 22%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
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 Murupara does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 3.6 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in MuruparaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mphOct 84.0 mphOct 84.0 mphApr 253.3 mphApr 253.3 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 Murupara varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 3.1 months, from January 7 to April 10, with a peak percentage of 38% on January 10. The wind is most often from the west for 2.9 months, from April 10 to July 7 and for 5.7 months, from July 15 to January 7, with a peak percentage of 38% on May 18. The wind is most often from the south for 1.1 weeks, from July 7 to July 15, with a peak percentage of 32% on July 11.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in MuruparaNWWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsouthnortheast
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

Murupara 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 2.9 months, from January 9 to April 5, with an average temperature above 67°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 21, with an average temperature of 69°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.2 months, from June 23 to October 29, with an average temperature below 60°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 24, with an average temperature of 58°F.

Average Water Temperature

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 Murupara 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 Murupara for general outdoor tourist activities is from early January to late February, with a peak score in the last week of January.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Muruparabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.65.60.20.2 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Murupara for hot-weather activities is from mid January to mid February, with a peak score in the last week of January.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in MuruparaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468100.90.90.00.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature
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).

The growing season in Murupara typically lasts for 8.6 months (262 days), from around September 4 to around May 23, rarely starting before July 30 or after October 30, and rarely ending before April 23 or after June 25.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in MuruparaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Sep 450%Sep 450%May 2350%May 2390%Oct 3090%Oct 3090%Apr 2390%Apr 2310%Jul 3010%Jul 3010%Jun 2510%Jun 255%Jul 145%Jul 14Jan 28100%Jan 28100%very coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
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.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Murupara should appear around September 13, only rarely appearing before August 31 or after September 27.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in MuruparaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F500°F1,000°F1,500°F2,000°F2,500°FSep 1390°FSep 1390°FDec 26900°FDec 26900°FJun 302,581°FJun 302,581°F
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 3.4 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 3.5 months, from May 4 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.8 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 24, with an average of 1.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in MuruparabrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWh10 kWhJan 47.4 kWhJan 47.4 kWhJun 241.6 kWhJun 241.6 kWhNov 56.2 kWhNov 56.2 kWhMay 42.8 kWhMay 42.8 kWhAug 192.8 kWhAug 192.8 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 Murupara are -38.467 deg latitude, 176.700 deg longitude, and 745 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Murupara contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 597 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 719 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,933 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,573 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Murupara is covered by trees (64%), cropland (19%), and grassland (14%), within 10 miles by trees (80%) and grassland (12%), and within 50 miles by trees (63%) and grassland (13%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Murupara, 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 are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Murupara.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Murupara according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Murupara is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Murupara and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tauranga Airport (55%, 99 kilometers, northwest) and Gisborne Airport (45%, 113 kilometers, east).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . 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.

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 aiports 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.