Hokitika weather in February (West Coast, New Zealand)

Looking to travel to Hokitika in February? This guide provides all the details you need.

In February, Hokitika generally has pleasant temperatures and heavy rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 20°C, while nights can cool down to about 13°C. On average, it sees the highest temps of the year.

Hokitika in February falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 243 mm for the month. Typically around 13 days of rainfall is expected.

The area enjoys a balanced 185 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If you're a fan of comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, February is a great time to visit. February generally stands out with the best circumstances. While January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Hokitika, monthly averages in February

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 13°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 20°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 16°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 42%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 243 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 13 days  
HumidityHumidity 84%  
WindspeedWindspeed 7 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 185 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

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 Hokitika in February?

For visitors traveling to Hokitika, 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 16°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
Camping
6/10

Interested in more climate information?

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