Auckland Weather September Averages, New Zealand
What's the Weather Like in Auckland in September
September signals the arrival of spring in Auckland. Throughout Oceania and the Southern Hemisphere, cities are experiencing the arrival of warmer weather and drier conditions. Like Auckland, cities such as Wellington, Melbourne, Adelaide and Christchurch are thawing from relatively cold weather, green leaves are appearing on trees and bright sunshine overhead. The atmosphere in September is upbeat and vibrant, as locals know that the warming temperatures are only going to improve over the coming months.
Despite the excitement for spring weather, the month of September can still be unpredictable. Across New Zealand, spring weather can hit opposite ends of the spectrum, from sunny and hot one day to frosty and blustery the very next. Uncertainty with the weather means visitors will want to be prepared for many different temperatures and weather forecasts.
The temperature gradually increases over the course of September. The average temperature for the month is a cool 13°C (55°F).
The average high temperature is just slightly warmer than the average temperature at 16°C (61°F), and daytime, even the warmest time of day, often remains crisp during September.
Many backpackers and travelers to New Zealand love to travel by campervan, and as the temperatures warm this is a great way to visit towns, cities and rural areas. However, in September the overnight the temperature becomes cold, with an average low temperature of 10°C (50°F).
Despite the arrival of spring, the sea temperature does not rise during the month of September. Like the months of July and August, the average sea temperature remains at 15°C (59°F).
Many days remain overcast and rainy during the month of September. Visitors should be prepared for occasional storms and unexpected downpours in this month. Given the many overcast and cloudy days, there is an average 5 hours of daily sunlight and an average 16 rainy days.
Despite the number of rainy days, there is less overall precipitation during September. Visitors should expect an average 40 mm of rain throughout the month.
Hotels for Auckland in September
Peace and Plenty Inn
The weather is finally starting to turn, but with the occasional rainy day, September is a great time to find a place to stay that is lovely and welcoming, no matter the weather. A great option is Peace and Plenty Inn across the bay from central Auckland, in the charming town of Devonport. The restored villa is located right on the water for when the weather is good, and has easy access to cafes, bars and restaurants for when the weather does not cooperate.
Another great bed and breakfast option is located on Auckland's North Shore. The Birdwood House is situated in the suburb of Hillcrest and is conveniently located for reaching the Takapuna Beach and the laidback neighborhood that surrounds it, the trendy Northcote Point area, the hospital and, of course, Auckland central business district.
The b&b is housed in an old farmhouse that is filled with light. The décor is cosy and warm and the guestrooms are perfect for escaping the city bustle or occasional downpour.
Visitors who would prefer a larger hotel will like the Rydges Auckland. Part of the respected hotel chain, Rydges Auckland pair's contemporary accommodation with New Zealand's friendly hospitality.
Restaurants and Bars for Auckland in September
It may appear that all of Auckland's restaurants are focused on seafood and shellfish, but the excellent establishment, Cassia, brings delicious Indian food to the New Zealand capital. The owners and chefs brought something new to Auckland when they opened Cassia, modern Indian cuisine. The spices and combinations will be familiar to anyone who has had Indian food, but most menu items have an unexpected twist that showcases the kitchen's creativity and passion for food.
SIDART is a restaurant by the same owner as Cassia, but of an entirely different concept. A fine dining restaurant, SIDART is the passion project of Sid Sahrawat, the owner. While, Cassia showcases Sahrawat's heritage, SIDART is focused on highlighting the fresh produce and food staples from New Zealand. Located in the Ponsonby neighborhood, it is the perfect place to start a weekend evening or celebrate something special.
Bedford Soda & Liquor
Tucked away in the Ponsonby neighborhood is a New York-styled bar that is both charming and classic. The dark interior envelops its customers and draws you into the intimate space at Bedford Soda & Liquor. Carefully crafted cocktails and their well-known meatballs are the menu highlights.
Things to Do in Auckland in September
New Zealand Opera
The New Zealand Opera produces 3 shows each year and performs in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. For visitors to the city during the opera season, it is a fantastic and special night out. The opera season normally runs during the colder winter months of July until mid-October. In September, visitors have the opportunity to see the last opera of the season.
Auckland Pet & Animal Expo
Top dog in September's event listings is the Auckland Pet & Animal Expo. Held at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, the promise is for the event to be bigger and better each year. In attendance will be hundreds of pet products, alongside attractions and demonstrations that will grab the attention for everyone. This is the main attraction for those crazy about animals, but, keep mind, the visiting public is not allowed to bring their own pets.