Climate in Christchurch (Canterbury), New Zealand

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from weather station: Christchurch, New Zealand.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

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Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of sunhours during the day over the year

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Average water temperature

The mean water temperature over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

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Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

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Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

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Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

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Weather Forecasts for Christchurch (Canterbury)

THU Oct 01
13°C | 3°C

Partly cloudy

FRI Oct 02
17°C | 3°C

Partly cloudy

SAT Oct 03
20°C | 9°C

Partly cloudy

The best time of year to visit 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).
  • The warmest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 22°C (71°F).
  • The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 10°C (50°F).
  • July is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • September is the driest month.
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