Climate in Christchurch (Canterbury), New Zealand

See the monthly weather averages in graphs below.
* Data from nearest weather station: Christchurch (Canterbury), New Zealand (0.0 KM).

Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year

The monthly mean minimum and maximum daily temperature. Show in Fahrenheit

Average min and max temperatures in Christchurch, New Zealand   Copyright © 2019 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year

This is the monthly total of sunhours

Average monthly sunhours in Christchurch, New Zealand   Copyright © 2019 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average percent of sunshine over the year

This is the mean percent of sunhours during the day

Average percent of sunshine in Christchurch, New Zealand   Copyright © 2019 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average water temperature over the year

The monthly mean water temperature. Show in Fahrenheit

Average water temperatures in Christchurch, New Zealand   Copyright © 2019 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)

This is the mean monthly precipitation, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

Average precipitation (rain/snow) in Christchurch, New Zealand   Copyright © 2019 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average monthly rainy days over the year

This is the number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average rainy days (rain/snow) in Christchurch, New Zealand   Copyright © 2019 www.weather-and-climate.com

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Average humidity over the year

This is the mean monthly relative humidity

Average relative humidity in Christchurch, New Zealand   Copyright © 2019 www.weather-and-climate.com

Average wind speed over the year

This is the mean monthly wind speed (meters per second)

Average wind speed in Christchurch, New Zealand   Copyright © 2019 www.weather-and-climate.com

What is the best time of year to go to Christchurch in New Zealand

Christchurch has a temperate maritime climate with dry warm summers. The mean daily maximum air temperatures is 22.5 degrees Celsius (72.5 °Fahrenheit) in January, and 11.3 °C (52.3 °F) in July. In winter it is common for the temperature to fall below 0 °C (32 °F) at night. There are on average 70 days of ground frost per year. Snow falls occur on average once or twice a year in the hill suburbs and about once or twice every two years on the plain. With an average of 2080 Christchurch can be named as a super sunny destination. Just like in the rest of New Zealand it is pretty windy all year round in Christchurch.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • During the month of January, February, March and December you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • On average, the warmest month is January.
  • On average, the coolest month is July.
  • July is the wettest month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • September is the driest month.
Do these climate conditions match with when you want to go to Christchurch in New Zealand? Find out where to stay here.