Kaikoura monthly weather averages

Average daytime temperature

The bar chart below shows the average monthly peak daytime temperatures at Kaikoura

Kaikoura average temperature chart (Celsius) Kaikoura average temperature chart (Fahrenheit)
Average monthly temperatures in Kaikoura (degrees centigrade and fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 19.9 19.9 17.8 14.7 11.1 8.3 7.2 8.6 11.1 13.8 15.7 18.1
°F 67.8 67.9 64.1 58.5 51.9 47 45 47.4 51.9 56.8 60.2 64.6

Please note: these are the average peak daytime temperatures (usually around mid-afternoon) so do not show daytime / night highs and lows. To see the daily range of temperatures have a look at the temperature max / min chart below.

Average rainfall & rainy days

The graph below shows the average rainfall and number of rainy days per month.

Kaikoura monthly rainfall chart (mm) Kaikoura monthly rainfall chart (inches)
Average monthly rainfall in Kaikoura (mm and inches)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
mm 69 59 93 89 97 90 117 111 83 88 75 80
inches 2.7 2.3 3.6 3.5 3.8 3.5 4.6 4.4 3.3 3.5 3 3.1
Rainy days 8 9 10 9 11 10 11 12 12 11 10 11

Average daily sunshine

The bar chart below shows the average daily sunshine hours in Kaikoura

Kaikoura average daily sunshine chart
Average daily sunshine Kaikoura
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hrs sunshine 7.6 7.1 5.7 5.2 4 3.7 3.7 4.2 5 6.3 6.7 6.9

Day / night temperatures

The graph below shows the daily range of temperatures for each month.

Kaikoura average minimum / maximum temperatures (Celsius) Kaikoura average minimum / maximum temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Maximum and minimum daily temperatures in Kaikoura (degrees centigrade and fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 8.4 8.2 7.3 4.8 2.3 0.2 -0.4 0.4 2 3.7 5.4 7.3
Max °C 20.2 20.2 18.1 15 11.3 8.5 7.4 8.8 11.3 14 15.9 18.4
Min °F 47 46.8 45.1 40.6 36.2 32.4 31.2 32.8 35.5 38.6 41.7 45.1
Max °F 57.7 57.6 54.8 49.8 44.2 39.9 38.3 40.3 43.9 47.9 51.2 55

Sea temperature

The graph below shows the average sea temperature.

Kaikoura average sea temperature chart (Celsius) Kaikoura average sea temperature chart (Fahrenheit)
Average sea temperature around Kaikoura in degrees centigrade and fahrenheit
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 15.6 16.3 15.6 14.3 12.9 11.7 11.1 10.7 10.9 11.6 12.8 14.3
°F 60.1 61.3 60 57.7 55.2 53 51.9 51.3 51.7 52.9 55.1 57.8

Wind speed

The graph below shows the average wind speed.

Kaikoura average winspeed by month (km/h) Kaikoura average winspeed by month (mph)
Average wind speed in Kaikoura (mph and kmh)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
km/h 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 14 14 13
mph 8 8 8 7 8 7 7 8 8 9 9 8

A monthly average windspeed of over 16km/h or 10mph suggests a location is fairly windy.

Relative humidity

The graph below shows the average relative humidity.

Kaikoura relative humidity averages
Average relative humidity in Kaikoura
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
66% 70% 72% 73% 74% 76% 76% 75% 70% 67% 68% 68%
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Kaikoura weather stats

Kaikoura weather statistics
Hottest month: January 19.9°C 67.8°F
Driest month: February 59mm 2.3ins
Sunniest month: February 7.1hrs
Coldest month: July 7.2°C 45°F
Wettest month: July 117mm 4.6ins
Warmest sea: February 16.3°C 61.3°F
Map showing location of Kaikoura (-42.40749, 173.68132)

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