When is the best time to go to Dunedin

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Dunedin, New Zealand. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Dunedin weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Dunedin are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Dunedin January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
16°C 68mm 6.1hrs 16.5hrs 13°C

Mild and reasonably dry weather often prevails in Dunedin during the month of January

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Dunedin.

January is in the summer in Dunedin and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (64°F), whilst at night 11°C (51°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Dunedin with around 68mm 2.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Dunedin February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
16°C 57mm 5.9hrs 15.1hrs 14°C

February in Dunedin is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Dunedin, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

February is in the summer in Dunedin and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (64°F), whilst at night 11°C (51°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Dunedin with around 57mm 2.2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Dunedin weather in February »

March

Dunedin March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
15°C 68mm 4.7hrs 13.5hrs 13°C

The weather in March in Dunedin is characteristically mild and reasonably dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Dunedin.

March is in the fall / autumn in Dunedin and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 17°C (62°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Dunedin with around 68mm 2.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Dunedin weather in March »

April

Dunedin April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
13°C 58mm 4.5hrs 11.9hrs 12°C

Dunedin's weather in April is typically mild and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Dunedin.

April is in the fall / autumn in Dunedin and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 15°C (58°F), whilst at night 8°C (46°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Dunedin with around 58mm 2.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Dunedin May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
11°C 65mm 3.5hrs 10.6hrs 11°C

May is a reasonably dry month in Dunedin and the temperature is generally cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Dunedin for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

May is in the fall / autumn in Dunedin and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (53°F), whilst at night 6°C (42°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Dunedin with around 65mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Dunedin weather in May »

June

Dunedin June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
9°C 58mm 3.5hrs 16.5hrs 10°C

The climate in Dunedin during June can be summarized as cool and reasonably dry.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Dunedin for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

June is in the winter in Dunedin and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 10°C (50°F), whilst at night 4°C (39°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Dunedin with around 58mm 2.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Dunedin weather in June »

July

Dunedin July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
8°C 58mm 3.5hrs 15.1hrs 9°C

July in Dunedin is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Dunedin for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

July is in the winter in Dunedin and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 9°C (48°F), whilst at night 3°C (38°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Dunedin with around 58mm 2.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Dunedin weather in July »

August

Dunedin August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
9°C 53mm 4hrs 13.5hrs 9°C

The weather in August in Dunedin is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Dunedin.

August is in the winter in Dunedin and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 10°C (50°F), whilst at night 4°C (39°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Dunedin with around 53mm 2.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4 hours of sunshine per day.

Dunedin weather in August »

September

Dunedin September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
11°C 42mm 4.7hrs 11.9hrs 9°C

Dunedin's weather in September is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Dunedin.

September is in the spring in Dunedin and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (53°F), whilst at night 5°C (41°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Dunedin with around 42mm 1.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Dunedin weather in September »

October

Dunedin October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
12°C 56mm 5.3hrs 10.6hrs 10°C

October is a reasonably dry month in Dunedin and the temperature is generally mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Dunedin.

October is in the spring in Dunedin and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 14°C (57°F), whilst at night 7°C (44°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Dunedin with around 56mm 2.2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Dunedin weather in October »

November

Dunedin November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
14°C 58mm 5.8hrs 16.5hrs 11°C

November in Dunedin is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Dunedin, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

November is in the spring in Dunedin and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 15°C (59°F), whilst at night 8°C (46°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Dunedin with around 58mm 2.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

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

Dunedin weather in November »

December

Dunedin December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
15°C 67mm 6hrs 15.1hrs 12°C

December in Dunedin is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Dunedin.

December is in the summer in Dunedin and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 17°C (62°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Dunedin with around 67mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day.

Dunedin weather in December »

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Hottest month: January 17.7°C 63.9°F
Driest month: September 42mm 1.7ins
Sunniest month: February 5.9hrs
Coldest month: July 9°C 48.2°F
Wettest month: January 68mm 2.7ins
Warmest sea: February 13.9°C 57°F
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