Auckland Weather August Averages, New Zealand
What's the Weather Like in Auckland in August
The weather during the month of August can be confusing. Overall, the month is characterised by rising temperatures, longer days and more sunlight than in June and July. However, it is definitely still winter in Auckland, albeit a relatively mild winter compared to other cities around the world. While the prospect of spring is on the horizon, visitors to Auckland during August should be prepared for the crisp days and frequent precipitation that can occur throughout the month.
The month of July is the wettest month of the year in Auckland, but the other winter months of June and August are not far behind. Throughout August, Auckland receives an average 50 mm of precipitation over an average of 18 days throughout the month. This high number of wet days means visitors should pack rain attire and be prepared to explore the city or surrounding areas, despite some precipitation.
The overcast skies also mean the average hours of daily sunlight is lower during this month than at other times of the year. While Auckland can have an average 8 hours of sunlight during the height of summer in January, August only receives an average 5 hours of daily sunlight.
The sign that spring is around the corner is the slight increase in average temperature. The average temperature rises to 12°C (54°F), from the lowest average temperature of the year in July at 11°C (52°F).
Likewise the average high temperature also increases in August to 15°C (59°F). Meanwhile the average low temperature does not change from July to August and remains at 8°C (46°F).
The sea temperature also remains stagnant from July to August. It is at the lowest point of the year with an average temperature of 15°C (59°F), often warmer than the air temperature during the winter months.
Hotels for Auckland in August
Heritage Hotel Auckland
The apartment-style guestrooms at Heritage Hotel Auckland are the perfect place to see out the end of winter. August can be a month filled with unpredictable weather and unexpected rain, the extra space and luxury offered at the Heritage Hotel Auckland provides the comfort travelers may need during this month.
The hotel is split into two wings, which are very different in terms of style and design. The Hotel wing is completed with tradition and classical beauty, while the Tower wing is filled with modern furniture and contemporary design elements. The combination allows the Heritage Hotel Auckland to appeal to many types of travelers and tastes.
Auckland Harbour Oaks
Another option for apartment-style guestrooms is at Auckland Harbour Oaks. First and foremost the hotel has incredible views as the city's highest apartment tower, but it is more than skylines and city views at this hotel. The 150 guestrooms each come with a full kitchen, washer and dryer. The furniture is contemporary and the rooms impeccably clean, for a stay in Auckland that is comfortable, classy and convenient.
Kohi Bed and Breakfast
As an inner suburb of Auckland, Kohimarama enjoys the quiet and calm of a residential neighborhood with the accessibility and convenience to New Zealand's most populous city. The Kohi Bed and Breakfast, located in Kohimarama takes advantage of this location to provide guests with a stay that is friendly and peaceful, not far from central Auckland.
The guestrooms are large, with a kitchenette and living area for extra space. There is off street parking and continental breakfast each morning. Then guests walk outside and notice the views across the sea all the way to Waiheke Island.
Restaurants and Bars for Auckland in August
The Tasting Shed
After taking a winter hiatus, one of Auckland's favourite venues reopens each August. The Tasting Shed is great food in fascinating spaces. The price point and menu definitely indicate that The Tasting Shed is fine dining, but the atmosphere is anything but.
Comprised of three distinct venues, The Tasting Shed can be many things depending on the event or cause for celebration. The cosy and rustic Living Room is the largest and seats up to 50 guests for a single sitting.
Alternatively, the Grotto is a canopied space with an outdoor heater. Simple, yet refined the Grotto makes outdoor eating easy, no matter the time of year or temperature. The Living Table is The Tasting Shed's al fresco dining option.
Finally, the Cabana is best used as private dining space. It can be enclosed when the weather is unfavourable or the sides thrown open to enjoy the seasonal garden at The Tasting Shed when the weather is nice.
Ima Cuisine serves traditional Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Israeli cuisine without any pretense. The menu is built on custom and tried and true recipes that are steeped in the family history of the owner/chef Yael. Ima is the type of restaurant where guests immediately feel at home and the good food can improve any day.
Even in the middle of winter the island of Waiheke stuns and delights. It is the perfect place for an escape from the city, regardless of the temperature or weather. At Cable Bay, a winery and restaurant on Waiheke Island, you will find delicious food, impeccable wine and a fantastic ambiance.
The Dining Room at Cable Bay is elegant yet minimal. After the ferry ride, this is the perfect spot to get comfortable in front of their roaring fire and warm up before a great meal.
Things to Do in Auckland in August
Museum of Transport and Technology
When rain or cold forces visitors to Auckland indoors, a good place to visit is the Museum of Transport and Technology. This museum is located in the neighborhood of Western Springs, near the Auckland Zoo. The exhibits showcase civilian and military aircraft and other transport vehicles.
The Museum of Transport and Technology also has a number of programmes and facilities geared toward engaging the public and creating interest in the area of transportation technology and historical development of vehicles.
Torpedo Bay Naval Museum
The official museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy welcomes the public any time of year. The Torpedo Bay Naval Museum opened in 2010 in the pretty town of Devonport, just across the bay from Auckland.
In the past, the naval museum was only open to Royal New Zealand Navy personnel and by appointment, but since the museum's move to a larger location and including more exhibits it has opened its doors to the public as well. The exhibits detail the naval history in New Zealand, back to the first battle in the Flagstaff War in 1845.