Christchurch Weather in December

What's the weather like in Christchurch (Canterbury) in December 2023?

The climate in Christchurch during December can be summarized as mild and reasonably dry.

December is in the summer in Christchurch and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (69°F), whilst at night 11°C (51°F) is normal.

Christchurch weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 20.6°C 69.1°F
Nightly temperature 10.8°C 51.4°F
Average temperature 15.7°C 60.3°F
Daily sunshine 7.5 hrs
Avg rainfall 46 mm 1.8 ins
Rainy days 11 days
Sea temperature 13.5°C 56.2°F
Humidity 72%
Windspeed 14.4kph 9 mph

On average December is the 3rd driest month of the year in Christchurch with around 46mm 1.8 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

December temperatures in Christchurch

Christchurch average temperature in December

December rainfall

Christchurch average rain in December

December hourly sunshine

Christchurch average rain in December

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Christchurch in December 2023.

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Christchurch weather stats

Christchurch weather statistics
Hottest month: January 21.8°C 71.2°F
Driest month: September 39mm 1.5ins
Sunniest month: February 7.3hrs
Coldest month: July 10.5°C 50.9°F
Wettest month: July 72mm 2.8ins
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