Climate and Weather of Christchurch, New Zealand

The climate of Christchurch

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island and is best known for its many parks and botanical gardens. The picturesque River Avon flows through the heart of the city. Christchurch was founded by the English settlers who gave it the name of the church at Oxford. The city is home to a number of Gothic buildings, including Christchurch Cathedral and the Canthebury Museum. The city also has one of the two international airports in the country.

According to BRIDGAT.COM, Christchurch has a temperate maritime climate with dry warm summers, which have quite a few hours of sunshine, and mild winters. The hottest months are January, February and March, while the coldest months are July and August. As in the rest of New Zealand, it is quite windy here all year round.

Climate figures

The figures below are based on long-term average climate statistics. The temperatures are displayed in degrees Celsius (°C).

maximum temperature minimum temperature hours of sunshine per day days of rainfall per month water temperature
January 22℃ 12℃ 7 8 14℃
February 22℃ 12℃ 7 9 15℃
March 20℃ 11℃ 5 10 15℃
April 17℃ 8℃ 5 10 14℃
May 14℃ 5℃ 4 12 13℃
June 11℃ 2℃ 4 13 12℃
July 11℃ 2℃ 4 14 10℃
August 12℃ 3℃ 5 13 10℃
September 14℃ 5℃ 5 10 10℃
October 17℃ 7℃ 7 10 10℃
November 19℃ 9℃ 7 11 12℃
December 21℃ 11℃ 7 10 14℃

The weather in Christchurch

Here you will find the weather forecast for Christchurch. View the current weather in Christchurch and the forecast for the coming days, such as temperatures, the chance of precipitation, the wind direction and the wind strength. With this weather data you can see what kind of weather you can expect in Christchurch. Based on the climate statistics, we describe the weather per month in Christchurch. This is not a long-term forecast, but gives the average weather forecast for all months of the year. Do you want to see the detailed weather forecast for Christchurch? On the page with extra weather information we show the chance of snow, the wind chill, visibility, UV strength, air pressure and more good weather information.

An average weather picture per month can be compiled on the basis of long-term climate statistics, certain weather patterns and specific events.

The weather in January

In the month of January, the average maximum temperature in Christchurch is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in January is 12 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in January at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 8 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in February

In the month of February, the average maximum temperature in Christchurch is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in February is 12 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in February at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 9 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in March

In the month of March, the average maximum temperature in Christchurch is around 20 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in March is 11 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in March at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 10 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in April

In the month of April, the average maximum temperature in Christchurch is around 17 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in April is 8 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in April at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 10 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in May

In the month of May, the average maximum temperature in Christchurch is around 14 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in May is 5 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in May in this destination is around 4 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 12 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in June

In the month of June, the average maximum temperature in Christchurch is around 11 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in June is 2 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in June at this destination is around 4 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 13 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in July

In July, the average maximum temperature in Christchurch is around 11 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in July is 2 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in July at this destination is around 4 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 14 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in August

In August, the average maximum temperature in Christchurch is around 12 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in August is 3 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in August in this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 13 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in September

In September, the average maximum temperature in Christchurch is around 14 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in September is 5 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in September at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 10 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in October

In October, the average maximum temperature in Christchurch is around 17 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in October is 7 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in October at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 10 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in November

In November, the average maximum temperature in Christchurch is around 19 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in November is 9 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in November at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 11 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in December

In the month of December, the average maximum temperature in Christchurch is around 21 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in December is 11 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in December at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 10 days. If you look at the long-term averages, that means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

Christchurch, New Zealand