Christchurch weather in February (Canterbury, New Zealand)

What can you expect from the weather in Christchurch during February? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In Christchurch the weather in February is generally perfect, characterized by high temperatures and moderate rainfall. February is a summer month. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 23°C, while night temperatures can drop to 12°C. On average, it has the peak temperatures of the year.

Christchurch in February usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 49 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 8 days of the month will see rainfall.

With around 196 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you favor pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall, February is one of the better months to visit Christchurch. January, February, March and December typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, June, July and August tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Christchurch climate page with graphs.

 

Christchurch, monthly averages in February

Min Temperature 12°C  
Max Temperature 23°C  
Water Temperature 15°C  
Chance of Rain 28%  
Precipitation 49 mm  
Rainy days 8 days  
Humidity 79%  
Windspeed 14 km/h  
Sunshine 196 hours  
Percentage Sunshine 49%  

Where to go in New Zealand in February

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in February and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Christchurch in February?

For visitors traveling to Christchurch, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes. With a water temperature of around 15°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in February.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
10/10
Walking
10/10
Camping
10/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Christchurch.

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