Auckland Weather July Averages, New Zealand
What's the Weather Like in Auckland in July
Throughout the Southern Hemisphere the months of June, July and August make up the winter season. Of these three month, July is often the pinnacle of winter, and in Auckland it is no different. While Auckland's climate tends to remain temperate, particularly compared to other parts of New Zealand and many destinations in the Northern Hemisphere, the month of July has both the coldest temperatures and the most precipitation of any month throughout the year.
In a city built on the water, surrounded by maritime history and modern day nautical enterprise, the month of July is a quieter and calmer time in Auckland. Many of the sports and activities that locals love take place on the water, and less people are willing to brave the chilly air and cool waters to participate. However, the bays around Auckland remain relatively temperate throughout winter, and it is not uncommon to see Kiwis going for an afternoon swim, rowing or surfing in the brisk water.
Even in July, the average sea temperature remains at 15°C (59°F), just one degree below the average temperature in June.
The air temperature is also crisp, but comfortable throughout the month of July. The average temperature only falls slightly, but steadily, from April through May and June. In July it settles at its coolest point, an average 11°C (52°F).
The average high temperature for the month is 14°C (57°F) and the average low temperature for the month is 8°C (46°F), with the overnight temperatures often being brisk and requiring a jacket.
July also receives more precipitation than any other month. Auckland receives an average 60 mm of rain during the month of July and visitors can expect a few cloudy and overcast days as there is an average 18 wet days over the course of the month.
However, the days are finally growing longer and despite the rain, the average hours of daily sunlight increases from just 4 hours in June to an average 5 hours throughout July.
Hotels for Auckland in July
SKYCITY Grand Hotel
The SKYCITY Grand Hotel is located in Auckland's most iconic city attraction. The hotel is situated within the SKYCITY casino, which is part of the larger entertainment complex within Auckland's Sky Tower. With this impeccable location, guests do not need to brave the July winter weather to visit some of Auckland's best restaurants, bars or take the journey to the top of the Sky Tower. Better yet, the other attractions in central Auckland are mere minutes away. The rooms are contemporary and functional, but offer every modern amenity and convenience for the leisure or business traveler.
For an accommodation option that is more down-to-earth, consider the Quest Parnell. Part of the well-known and regarded Quest apartment-style hotel chain, the Quest Parnell offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the space and comfort of an apartment with the amenities and services of a hotel. Contemporary design and décor is highlighted by the hotel's focus on the best appliances and services. Located in an inner suburb of Auckland, guests can still easily reach the central business district, without the traffic and noise of the city center.
Lyons Rock Bed & Breakfast
Alternatively, winter may feel like the right time to escape the city and hideout in the beautiful countryside near Auckland. A 40 kilometer drive will take you to Lyons Rock Bed & Breakfast at Piha Beach. Piha Beach is a popular location for everything from surfing to sunbathing during the summer months, but the wild weather of July accentuates the beach's natural beauty. Each room at Lyons Rock Bed & Breakfast offers views over this untamed piece of sand and sea.
Restaurants and Bars for Auckland in July
While the summer months in Auckland are the best time to explore and appreciate the beautiful and diverse land and sea that surround Auckland, the cold, dreary winter months highlight the ruggedness and wildness that permeate the islands of New Zealand.
Orphans Kitchen revels in the formidable and diverse landscapes around Auckland. The restaurant was conceptualised and envisioned by the owners while in London and far from their Oceanic home, but the result is a true celebration of New Zealand and its natural bounty. The restaurant is cosy and casual, but the food is creative.
The flavours are surprising, despite the simple ingredients used. Come for breakfast Wednesday-Sunday when the morning menu is sure to be a great way to wakeup.
Another restaurant that is focused on providing simple, yet inventive food is Merediths. Small, refined and sophisticated this upscale restaurant serves beautiful food in a beautiful environment. Chef Michael Meredith is intent on taking his guests on a culinary journey through the restaurant's degustation menu. Be prepared for a personal and unique dining experience provided by a passionate hospitality team.
Glass Goose Bar & Eatery
July can feel dark and dreary, with the short days and cloud cover, but it is possible to see Auckland's light at the Glass Goose Bar & Eatery. The design is modeled on the concept of a glass house. The effect is a contemporary spaces that is gorgeous and cosy. When the weather is nice, the view from the rooftop bar, across central Auckland, is stunning.
Things to Do in Auckland in July
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Auckland has a number of exciting cultural outlets. From museums to cultural venues. On a crisp July evening a night at the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra may be just the thing. The symphony orchestra primarily performs at the Auckland Town Hall in central Auckland, but also accompanies a number of the dance and musical companies based or visiting Auckland. The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra has over 50 mainstage performances each year, and the orchestra's season is in full-swing come July.
New Zealand International Film Festival
Each July Auckland plays host to the New Zealand International Film Festival. Prior to 2009, the major cities in New Zealand each hosted film festivals named for the various regions. The programs included in the annual event still take place at venues across the country, but is more unified in its purpose and focus. The New Zealand International Film Festival is a charitable event that focuses on fundraising to support the live arts.