Napier, New Zealand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Napier, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Napier, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Napier, New Zealand

Based on the climate and weather in Napier, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Napier, New Zealand by month

January

If you visit Napier during January, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

February

In February, Napier is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Napier, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

March

March here is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

April

April for Napier is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella

May

If you vacation in Napier during May, you are likely to find that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans

June

If you vacation in Napier during June, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage

July

If you vacation in Napier during July, you are likely to find that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Dresses

August

If you vacation in Napier during August, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear

September

September in Napier is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

October

October in Napier is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks

November

If you vacation in Napier during November, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Socks

December

If you vacation in Napier during December, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Napier, New Zealand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Napier, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types I
  • A SIM card that works in Napier
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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