What will the weather be like at the 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand?

Close-up shot of the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy at the draw for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 on 22 October, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand
(Image credit: FIFA via Getty Images)

With the highly-anticipated 2023 Women's World Cup just around the corner, fans and players alike are eagerly anticipating a summer of high drama. As the tournament approaches, there is one burning question on everyone's mind: What will the weather be like during the tournament?

The Women's World Cup will take place in Australia and New Zealand, which means that the weather conditions will vary depending on the location of the matches. Australia has a diverse climate, and will host matches in various cities, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Adelaide. These cities generally experience warm, but not hot, weather during Australia's winter months, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 26 degrees celsius. Players and spectators can expect cooler days and blue skies, perfect for enjoying the beautiful game.

Meanwhile, New Zealand will showcase matches in cities including Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch. The tournament will take place during New Zealand's winter as well, but the weather will be milder still compared to Australia. Temperatures in these cities are likely to range from 12 to 16 degrees, offering pleasant playing conditions for the teams but chillier temperatures for spectators.

However, it's worth noting that weather can be unpredictable, and there is always a chance of some variations. While the overall weather pattern during the tournament is expected to be mild yet sunny, occasional rain showers or cloudy days cannot be ruled out entirely. 

In conclusion, the 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is likely to witness cool but comfortable weather conditions. Spectators and players can expect warm and sunny days in Australia, and milder temperatures with pleasant playing conditions in New Zealand. While there may be a chance of occasional rain or clouds, it is unlikely to significantly impact the matches. So, get ready to enjoy the excitement of the tournament, basking in the glorious weather Down Under.

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.