Christchurch Weather in March

What's the weather like in Christchurch (Canterbury) in March 2024?

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

March is in the fall / autumn in Christchurch and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (68°F), whilst at night 11°C (51°F) is normal.

Christchurch weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 20°C 67.9°F
Nightly temperature 10.7°C 51.2°F
Average temperature 15.3°C 59.5°F
Daily sunshine 5.8 hrs
Avg rainfall 53 mm 2.1 ins
Rainy days 10 days
Sea temperature 14.5°C 58°F
Humidity 79%
Windspeed 13kph 8 mph

On average March is the 6th wettest month of the year in Christchurch with around 53mm 2.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.8 hours of sunshine per day.

March temperatures in Christchurch

Christchurch average temperature in March

March rainfall

Christchurch average rain in March

March hourly sunshine

Christchurch average rain in March

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 March 2024.

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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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