Peel Forest weather in January (Canterbury, New Zealand)

Planning a trip to Peel Forest in January? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In January, Peel Forest generally has pleasant temperatures and high rainfall. January is a summer month. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 21°C, while night temperatures can drop to 10°C. On average, it sees the highest temps of the year.

Peel Forest in January usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 109 mm for the month. Typically around 11 days of rainfall is expected.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 194 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

If you favor pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall, January is one of the better months to visit Peel Forest. January, February, March and December typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, June and July tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

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


Peel Forest, monthly averages in January

Min Temperature 10°C  
Max Temperature 21°C  
Chance of Rain 36%  
Precipitation 109 mm  
Rainy days 11 days  
Humidity 77% *  
Sunshine 194 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Timaru, New Zealand (53 KM, 33 Miles).

Where to go in New Zealand in January

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in January 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 January?

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 January.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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