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    South Island - New Zealand

    Christchurch weather and climate

    South Island - New Zealand

    Christchurch weather and climate

    Day

    15 °C

    Night

    6 °C

    Sea

    12 °C

    Precipitation

    58 mm

    in month

    Rainy days

    7 days

    in month

    Daylight

    9 hours

    average

    Sunshine

    4 hours

    average

    Humidity

    84 %

    Weather charts for Christchurch

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    Weather overview
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    Weather overview for Christchurch

    Weather overview

    Christchurch (New Zealand) in general has a mild climate. The day temperatures range from 11.6 °C (52.9 °F) in July to 22.1 °C (71.8 °F) in January. The highest night temperatures could be experienced in January with 12.4 °C (54.3 °F), the lowest in July with 2.5 °C (36.5 °F). The driest month is February with just 6 days of rain, on the contrary, the month when it rains the most is June with 9 days of rain.

    January weather

    The maximum of the day temperature is observable, with its value of 22.1 °C (71.8 °F) in Christchurch, while the sea temperature continues to rise, with its value of 16.1 °C (61.0 °F). The tourist season is close to its peak in January. The number of rainy days starts to descent, with its value of 6 days. The maximum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be noticed in January. The maximum of the night temperature can be noticed, its value is 12.4 °C (54.3 °F).

    February weather

    The tourist season continues in February in Christchurch. The beginning of the descent of the day temperature could be noticed, with its value being 21.6 °C (70.9 °F), while the maximum of the sea temperature is observable, the value of this measure is 16.6 °C (61.8 °F). The minimum of the number of rainy days can be noticed, with its value of 6 days. The number of sun hours (without clouds) starts to descent, with its value being 7 hours.

    March weather

    The day temperature descents similarly to the previous month, with its value of 20.3 °C (68.5 °F) in Christchurch, while the sea temperature descent's start could be observed in March. The tourist season is taking place. The rainfall amount rise's start could be observed, its value is 57 mm (2.24 in). The night temperature descent's start could be observed. The number of sun hours (without clouds) continues to descent, with its value of 5 hours.

    April weather

    The tourist season is taking place this month in Christchurch. The sea temperature descents similarly to the previous month, and the day temperature continues to descent as well, with its value being 17.5 °C (63.5 °F). The night temperature descents similarly to the previous month, with its value being 8.1 °C (46.6 °F). The minimum of the wind speed can be noticed, its value is 4.1. The number of rainy days rise's start could be observed in April.

    May weather

    The day temperature continues to descent, its value is 14.9 °C (58.8 °F) in Christchurch, and the sea temperature continues to descent too, with its value of 12.3 °C (54.1 °F). The descent of the night temperature can be observed, its value is 5.5 °C (41.9 °F). The beginning of the descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) could be noticed in this month.

    June weather

    The day temperature descents similarly to the previous month, with its value being 12.2 °C (54.0 °F) in Christchurch, and the descent of the sea temperature can be observed as well, with its value of 10.4 °C (50.6 °F). The maximum of the number of rainy days can be noticed in June. The humidity reaches its maximum, with its value being 85 %. The minimum of the day length is observable, the value of this measure is 9 hours. The night temperature descents similarly to the previous month, its value is 3.3 °C (37.9 °F).

    July weather

    The descent of the sea temperature can be observed, with its value of 9.2 °C (48.5 °F) in Christchurch, while the day temperature reaches its minimum, with its value being 11.6 °C (52.9 °F). The rainfall amount starts to descent, with its value of 76 mm (2.99 in), and the number of rainy days starts to descent too, with its value being 8 days. The minimum of the night temperature can be noticed, its value is 2.5 °C (36.5 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) reaches its minimum, its value is 4 hours.

    August weather

    The minimum of the sea temperature can be noticed, the value of this measure is 8.9 °C (48.0 °F) in Christchurch, while the beginning of the rise of the day temperature could be noticed, with its value of 12.8 °C (55.0 °F). The rainfall amount is on its maximum in August. The beginning of the rise of the number of sun hours (without clouds) could be noticed, the value of this measure is 4 hours. The night temperature rise's start could be observed, with its value being 3.8 °C (38.8 °F).

    September weather

    The day temperature continues to rise, with its value being 14.6 °C (58.3 °F) in Christchurch, while the sea temperature rise's start could be observed, with its value being 9.8 °C (49.7 °F). The rainfall amount is on its minimum, its value is 47 mm (1.84 in), while the beginning of the descent of the number of rainy days could be noticed, the value of this measure is 7 days. The night temperature continues to rise, the value of this measure is 5.4 °C (41.7 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) continues to rise, the value of this measure is 5 hours.

    October weather

    The day temperature rises similarly to the previous month, with its value of 16.4 °C (61.5 °F) in Christchurch, and the sea temperature continues to rise too, the value of this measure is 11.3 °C (52.3 °F). The number of rainy days rise's start could be observed, with its value being 7 days, and the beginning of the rise of the rainfall amount could be noticed too in this month. The night temperature rises similarly to the previous month, with its value being 7.0 °C (44.6 °F). The humidity is on its minimum.

    November weather

    The tourist season is at its beginning in Christchurch. The rise of the sea temperature can be observed, with its value being 13.3 °C (56.0 °F), and the rise of the day temperature can be observed as well, with its value being 18.4 °C (65.1 °F). The rainfall amount descent's start could be observed, with its value of 51 mm (2.01 in). The rise of the night temperature can be observed, with its value being 8.8 °C (47.8 °F). The wind speed is on its maximum, with its value being 5.6.

    December weather

    The tourist season is taking place this month in Christchurch. The rise of the sea temperature can be observed, with its value of 14.8 °C (58.6 °F), and the rise of the day temperature can be observed as well, with its value being 20.5 °C (68.9 °F). The night temperature continues to rise. The maximum of the day length is observable in this month.

    FAQs

    What is the temperature in Christchurch during the day in January?

    In January in Christchurch, the average daily temperatures will be 22.1 °C (71.8 °F). A comfortable temperature for most people, where it is neither too cold nor too hot, and a large number of activities can be carried out comfortably, including sunbathing by the water. Lighter clothing will be suitable - shorts, skirts, t-shirts, jackets; a light sweater and long trousers may also be useful.

    What is the sea temperature in Christchurch in February?

    The temperature of the sea in February in Christchurch is 16.6 °C (61.8 °F). At this sea temperature, swimming probably won't be the best experience. You probably won't like to stay in water for a long time. On the other hand, there are a minority of people who seek these conditions.

    What is the air temperature in March in Christchurch at night?

    The average night temperature in March in Christchurch is 10.8 °C (51.4 °F). Nights can be cooler, morning running can be refreshing but choose appropriate clothing, evening outdoor sitting can be pleasant but you can also be cold.

    How many rainy days can I expect in April in Christchurch?

    In April in Christchurch, we can expect 7 days to be rainy, that is, days when precipitation exceeds 2 mm (0.08 in). Converted to days of the week, this means that it will occur on an average of 1.6 days of the week, or in general - 23 % days.

    How humid is Christchurch in May?

    Humidity in Christchurch in May is 84 %.

    Is July part of the dry season in Christchurch?

    No, July is not a dry month in Christchurch, expect rain approximately 8 days in a month.

    How many hours of sun to expect in Christchurch in September?

    There is an average length of sunshine of 5 hours per day in September in Christchurch.

    How windy is it in Christchurch in October?

    In Christchurch in October, there will be an average wind scale of 5.4.

    Are there good conditions to visit in November in Christchurch?

    There are good conditions for visiting in Christchurch in November. There are only 7 days of rain in the whole month, so you can leave your umbrella at home. There are some people, who may feel a slight chill at 18.4 °C (65.1 °F), but others will feel perfectly fine. The temperature of 8.8 °C (47.8 °F) at night may make it better to dine inside or to put on more clothes for a dinner outside.

    Is there a wet season in Christchurch in December?

    No, there is no wet season in Christchurch in December - you can expect 7 days of rain during the month.