Wairau Valley weather in January (Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand)

Looking to travel to Wairau Valley in January? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In January, Wairau Valley generally has pleasant temperatures and high rainfall. January is a summer month. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 21°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 10°C. On average, it is the month with the highest temperature of the year.

Wairau Valley in January usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 112 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 7 days.

The city usually sees around 268 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If your ideal day consists of dry skies and moderate temperatures February generally stands out with the best circumstances. While May, June, July, August and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Wairau Valley, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 10°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 21°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 22%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 112 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 7 days  
HumidityHumidity 74% *  
SunshineSunshine 268 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Nelson, New Zealand (38 KM, 23 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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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 Wairau Valley in January?

For visitors traveling to Wairau Valley, 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
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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