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Expect to see players bundled up at the Women’s World Cup as the weather will be brisk

The 2023 Women’s World Cup kicks off next week and the hype continues to build. The Women’s World Cup weather will be one topic that fans back home might be discussing.

I was looking through some United States women’s national team content and was initially confused. Why were they all wearing jackets?

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Then common sense hit me, it’s winter in the Southern Hemisphere right now. 

USWNT Women’s World Cup weather

The USWNT will play all three group stage games in New Zealand, where the highest temperatures will be in the low 60s and the lows will be in the 40s. Wind and rain can also be expected.

Here’s the average monthly temperatures they’ll be facing. (HI/LOW)

  • Game 1 vs. Vietnam: Auckland (58 F/45 F)
  • Game 2 vs. Netherlands: Wellington (53 F/44 F)
  • Game 3 vs. Portugal: Auckland (58 F/45 F)

Two of the USWNT’s group stage games, the games against Vietnam and Netherlands, will be at 1 p.m. local time so at least they’ll play during the warmest part of the day. The third game against Portugal will be at 7 p.m. local time. Expect that one to be chilly.

Of all the cities hosting World Cup games, Dunedin, New Zealand, will see the coldest temperatures. Located on the South Island, the average high is 49 F with the low at 42 F. Temperatures can get below freezing.

Forsyth Barr Stadium is the venue in Dunedin, but don’t be fooled by the covered roof. The temperatures inside the stadium will only be a couple degrees warmer than the temps outside.

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Forsyth Barr Stadium will host six group stage games, including opponents from the USWNT’s group.

Women's World Cup Dunedin schedule

Here’s a list of all the host cities and the average highs and lows that players and fans can expect. 

Women’s World Cup weather

Listed from warmest to coldest (HI/LOW)

  • Brisbane: 72 F/ 53 F
  • Perth: 65 F/ 49 F
  • Sydney: 65 F/ 48 F
  • Adelaide: 60 F/ 47 F
  • Auckland: 58 F/ 45 F
  • Hamilton: 56 F/ 45 F
  • Melbourne: 57 F/ 45 F
  • Wellington: 53 F/ 44 F
  • Dunedin: 49 F / 42 F

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