Dunedin weather in July (New Zealand)

What can you expect from the weather in Dunedin during July? This guide provides all the details you need.

In July, Dunedin generally has low temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 10°C (show in °F). But by evening, they drop to around 1°C. This time of year is characterized by the most temperate climate of all the months.

Dunedin in July usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 52 mm (show in inches) for the month. It's the month receiving the least amount of rain. As the days go by, you can expect fewer clouds and less precipitation. This makes it an ideal time for outdoor activities and events that might be disrupted by wetter conditions in other months. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 15 days of rain are anticipated.

The city usually sees around 100 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, July may not be the ideal month to visit Dunedin. February and March typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, June and July tend to have less optimal conditions.

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


Dunedin, monthly averages in July

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 1.1°C  
Max Temperature 9.6°C  
Water Temperature 10°C  
Chance of Rain 49%  
Precipitation 52 mm  
Rainy days 15 days  
Humidity 80%  
Windspeed 11 km/h  
Sunshine 100 hours  
Percentage Sunshine 38%  

Where to go in New Zealand in July

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in July 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 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Dunedin in July?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature. With a water temperature of around 10°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 July.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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