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Climate in Christchurch (Canterbury), New Zealand

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year.

Monthly precipitation

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

Forecast for Christchurch

Tue   May 28
11°C | -1°C
NE 7 km/h
almost clear and no rain

almost clear and no rain

Wed   May 29
10°C | 1°C
SW 22 km/h
1.1 mm
broken clouds and rain

broken clouds and rain

Thu   May 30
13°C | -1°C
NE 11 km/h
almost clear and no rain

almost clear and no rain

The best time of year to visit Christchurch in New Zealand

Christchurch has a temperate maritime climate with dry warm summers. The maximum average temperatures is 22.7°C in January, and 11.2°C in July. In winter it is common for the temperature to fall below 0°C 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.

During the months of January, February, March and December you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20°C and 26°C.

Other facts from our historical weather data:

  • Which is the warmest month in Christchurch?
    February has an average maximum temperature of 23°C and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Christchurch?
    The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 12°C.
  • Which is the wettest month in Christchurch?
    June tops the wettest month list with 64 mm of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Christchurch?
    March is the driest month with 48 mm of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Christchurch?
    January is the sunniest month with an average of 238 hours of sunshine.

  • No idea where to travel to this year? We have a tool that recommends destinations based on your ideal conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.