Dunedin Weather in January

What's the weather like in Dunedin (Otago) in January 2023?

The climate in Dunedin during January can be summarized as mild and reasonably dry.

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

Dunedin weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 17.9°C 64.2°F
Nightly temperature 10.7°C 51.3°F
Average temperature 14.3°C 57.7°F
Daily sunshine 6.1 hrs
Avg rainfall 68 mm 2.7 ins
Rainy days 16 days
Sea temperature 13.4°C 56°F
Humidity 75%
Windspeed 20.2kph 13 mph

On average January is the wettest 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.

January temperatures in Dunedin

Dunedin average temperature in January

January rainfall

Dunedin average rain in January

January hourly sunshine

Dunedin average rain in January

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 Dunedin in January 2022.

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Dunedin weather stats

Dunedin weather statistics
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
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