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What is the climate like in Christchurch?

The climate of Christchurch has an average yearly temperature of 18°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 12°C and rise to 23°C.

Annually, about 639 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Christchurch.

The best time to visit Christchurch is January until April, November and December. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Christchurch.

Temperature 12 to 23°C
Rain 639 mm
The climate of Christchurch
  • Average yearly temperature: 18°C
  • Highest temperature: 23°C in January and February
  • Lowest temperature: 12°C in July
  • Rainfall: 639 mm per year, averaging 53 mm by month
  • Driest months: 36 mm in January, 40 mm in August and 43 mm in September
  • Wettest months: 85 mm in July, 64 mm in April and 57 mm in June

Climate table Christchurch

The climate table for Christchurch shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 23 23 20 18 16 13 12 13 15 17 19 21
Nighttime temperature (°C) 13 13 11 8 5 4 2 3 5 7 9 12
Rainfall (mm) 36 52 55 64 56 57 85 40 43 43 51 57
UV Index 8 8 6 5 4 3 3 4 6 7 8 8
Best month Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes

Temperature by month in Christchurch

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Christchurch, New Zealand

Temperature by month in Christchurch, New Zealand

Rainfall by month in Christchurch

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Rainfall by month in Christchurch, New Zealand

UV index by month in Christchurch

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Christchurch, New Zealand.

UV index by month in Christchurch, New Zealand

Yearly temperature in Christchurch

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Christchurch, New Zealand, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Christchurch, New Zealand

Yearly total rainfall in Christchurch

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Rainfall per year in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Average weather in Christchurch by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Christchurch and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Christchurch, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.