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Peel Forest weather in December (Canterbury, New Zealand)

Looking to travel to Peel Forest in December? This guide provides all the details you need.

In December, Peel Forest generally has pleasant temperatures and high rainfall. December is a summer month. Daytime temperatures hover around 20°C, while nights can cool down to about 9°C.

Peel Forest in December usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 123 mm for the month. With this being the wettest month, keeping an umbrella on hand might save you from getting wet from a sudden shower. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 13 days of rain.

The area enjoys a balanced 181 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If you're inclined towards comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, December is a prime time to visit Peel Forest. January, February, March and December typically offer the best circumstances. While June and July tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Peel Forest, monthly averages in December

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 9°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 20°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 42%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 123 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 13 days  
HumidityHumidity 76% *  
SunshineSunshine 181 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Timaru, New Zealand (53 KM, 33 Miles).

Where to go in New Zealand in December

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in December 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 Peel Forest in December?

For visitors traveling to Peel Forest, 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.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in December.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
3/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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