Auckland Weather June Averages, New Zealand
What's the Weather Like in Auckland in June
The falling temperatures and increased precipitation that characterised the autumn months in Auckland continue in the city through the first month of winter, June. While destinations in the Northern Hemisphere are finally finding summer, cities and resorts in the Southern Hemisphere, like Auckland are prepared for winter's arrival. The winter on the North Island of New Zealand and southern Australia is known to be overcast, but throughout the month of June there are still days filled with sunshine.
The average temperature continues to decrease from May and into June. Like the proceeding months, the days earlier in June are likely to be warmer than those at the end of the month, however unlike the autumn months the variable is smaller. Compared to other destinations June in Auckland remains temperate and bearable. The average temperature for the month of June settles at 12°C (54°F).
When the sun does shine the city of Auckland quickly recovers its upbeat attitude and despite the cooler weather, many people will head for the surf or dine al fresco. It is these warm afternoons that cause the average high temperature to be 14°C (57°F) for the month of June.
Overnight, when the sun is no longer warming the seaside city, the temperature does drop. The average low temperature for June is 9°C (48°F).
It is not unusual for the sea temperature to be warmer than the air temperature at this time of year. The bays around Auckland still remain warm from the long gone summer sun. In fact, while the average temperature is 12°C (54°F) on land, the water remains at an average temperature of 16°C (61°F)!
The month of June has the fewest hours of daily sunlight of the year with an average 4 hours a day. This is caused in part by the short days and early sunsets, but also due to the amount of precipitation that usually occurs during the month.
June receives an average 50 mm of precipitation throughout the month, with only the month of July receiving more at 60 mm. Throughout the month there are an average 18 rainy days, which means visitors should be prepared for precipitation and overcast skies.
Hotels for Auckland in June
The Crowne Plaza Auckland
As winter weather arrives in Auckland, it is particularly useful for visitors to be centrally located in order to explore the many museums, attractions and restaurants. The Crowne Plaza Auckland is located just 3 minutes from Auckland's Sky Tower and only 7 minutes from Albert Park. Situated in the heart of Auckland's central business district, it is a great hotel for leisure and business travelers.
The Crowne Plaza Auckland boasts some of the city's best hotel amenities with a number of meeting rooms, gym and conference center. The rooms are modern and comfortable, making the hotel a great spot to end a long day of sightseeing or business.
Another option in central Auckland, and offering comfortable and stylish guestrooms for a great stay in Auckland is the Stamford Hotel.
The Delamore Lodge
Located on the pristine and lovely Waiheke Island, The Delamore Lodge is a great balance of sophisticated luxury and relaxed island stay. The small hotel features 4 suites and a 2-bedroom apartment that all have lounge areas, giving guests a bit more space during their stay. The Delmore Lodge is built into a Cliffside above Waiheke Island's Owhanake Bay, and this precarious location offers stunning views of the bay below. Inside, the guestrooms are decorated with indigenous artwork that reflects the lodge's exterior design as a traditional Maori fishhook.
Restaurants and Bars for Auckland in June
The Sugar Club
Escape some of June's colder weather by tucking into the small plates and shared dishes at central Auckland's The Sugar Club. Located on the 53rd floor of Auckland's iconic Sky Tower, The Sugar Club has incredible views across the city and straight out to see. Dining in this beautiful restaurant is a great way to appreciate the beauty and majesty of the bays and harbours that define Auckland without being out in the winter weather.
Another way to heat things up when the weather does not cooperate is to dig into the spicy Thai dishes at Saan. Upon tasting the food it is obvious that the spices and flavour combinations were prepared with passion and respect for traditional Thai food.
The Three Brothers
There are times when 1 bar just is not good enough for a night out. Luckily, in Auckland there is a trio of adjoining bars in the Ponsonby neighborhood that all have a different atmosphere and style. Affectionately named The Three Brothers, Harry, George and Jack are all comfortable and welcoming.
Things to Do in Auckland in June
New Zealand Royal Ballet
The New Zealand Royal Ballet is based in Wellington, New Zealand, but each year the company takes to the road and tours certain cities on the North and South Islands. Normally performing two ballets each season, the first performance in Auckland typically takes place in late May or early June. For visitors at the right time of year, a night at the New Zealand Royal Ballet can be a special night out.
While June is not an ideal time for the beaches and walks around Auckland, there are still a number of outdoor activities in the city that can be enjoyed. Despite the colder temperatures, many people still visit the Auckland Zoo. The zoo is not far from Auckland's central business district but still encompasses 40 acres of exhibits and zoological gardens. The zoo's largest and newest exhibit, Te Wao Nui, is interestingly dedicated to the flora and fauna of New Zealand. The Auckland Zoo is open 9:00am 5:00pm daily.