West Melton weather in January (Canterbury, New Zealand)

What can you expect from the weather in West Melton during January? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In West Melton, January is characterized by high temperatures and moderate rainfall. January falls within the summer season. Daytime temperatures hover around 23°C, while nights can cool down to about 12°C. On average, it has the peak temperatures of the year.

West Melton in January usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 66 mm for the month. Typically around 8 days of rainfall is expected.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 238 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're inclined towards comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, January is a prime time to visit West Melton. January, February, March and December typically offer the best circumstances. While June, July and August tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

West Melton, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 12°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 23°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 16°C *  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 26%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 66 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 8 days  
HumidityHumidity 72% *  
WindspeedWindspeed 14 km/h *  
SunshineSunshine 238 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 51% *  
* Data from: Christchurch, New Zealand (15 KM, 9 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 West Melton in January?

For visitors traveling to West Melton, 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. With a water temperature of around 16°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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

Cycling
10/10
Walking
10/10
Barbeque
8/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

Interested in more climate information?

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