Kawerau’s climate is considered one of the hottest in New Zealand, and regularly gets the daily high.

Summer (December to February)

The average daily maximum temperature in Kawerau is 23.7 °C. In January 2008, the temperature exceeded 30 °C on five consecutive days.

Winter (July to August)

Crisp early morning frosts are usually followed by clear, sunny days, and the average daily maximum temperature is around 15.6 °C.

Rainfall is spread throughout the year, though it is not uncommon to experience a drought during summer.