Te Anau weather in January (Southland, New Zealand)

What can you expect from the weather in Te Anau during January? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In January, Te Anau generally has moderate temperatures and heavy rainfall. January falls within the summer season. Daytime temperatures hover around 17°C, while nights can cool down to about 8°C. On average, it has the peak temperatures of the year.

Te Anau in January usually receives heavy rainfall, averaging around 190 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 13 days of rain are anticipated.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Te Anau. February and March typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, January, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

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

 

Te Anau, monthly averages in January

Min Temperature 8°C  
Max Temperature 17°C  
Chance of Rain 43%  
Precipitation 190 mm  
Rainy days 13 days  

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 Te Anau in January?

For visitors traveling to Te Anau, 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.

Cycling
5/10
Walking
5/10
Camping
3/10

Interested in more climate information?

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