When is the best time to go to Christchurch

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Christchurch, United Kingdom. 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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Christchurch weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Christchurch 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

Christchurch January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
7°C 89mm 2.2hrs 9.8hrs 10°C

Christchurch's weather in January is typically cool and a little damp in nature.

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

January is in the winter in Christchurch and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 8°C (46°F), whilst at night 2°C (35°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Christchurch with around 89mm 3.5 inches of rain making it a a little damp 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 2.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Christchurch February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
7°C 63mm 3.1hrs 11.2hrs 9°C

February in Christchurch is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being cool.

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

February is in the winter in Christchurch and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 8°C (46°F), whilst at night 2°C (35°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Christchurch with around 63mm 2.5 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Christchurch March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
9°C 66mm 4.4hrs 12.9hrs 9°C

The weather in March in Christchurch is characteristically cool and reasonably dry.

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

March is in the spring in Christchurch and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 10°C (50°F), whilst at night 3°C (37°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Christchurch with around 66mm 2.6 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 4.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Christchurch April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
11°C 51mm 6.3hrs 14.9hrs 9°C

Christchurch's weather in April is typically cool and reasonably dry in nature.

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 Christchurch.

April is in the spring in Christchurch and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (54°F), whilst at night 4°C (40°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Christchurch with around 51mm 2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Christchurch May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
14°C 56mm 7.5hrs 16.7hrs 11°C

May is a reasonably dry month in Christchurch and the temperature is generally mild.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Christchurch, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

May is in the spring in Christchurch and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 16°C (60°F), whilst at night 7°C (45°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Christchurch with around 56mm 2.2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

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

Christchurch weather in May »

June

Christchurch June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
17°C 54mm 8.1hrs 9.8hrs 13°C

The weather in June in Christchurch is characteristically mild and reasonably dry.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Christchurch, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

June is in the summer in Christchurch and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (66°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Christchurch with around 54mm 2.1 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 8.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Christchurch weather in June »

July

Christchurch July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
19°C 42mm 7.7hrs 11.2hrs 16°C

July in Christchurch is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

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

July is in the summer in Christchurch and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (69°F), whilst at night 12°C (54°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Christchurch with around 42mm 1.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.7 hours of sunshine per day.

Christchurch weather in July »

August

Christchurch August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
18°C 57mm 7.3hrs 12.9hrs 17°C

The weather in August in Christchurch is characteristically mild and reasonably dry.

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

August is in the summer in Christchurch and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (69°F), whilst at night 12°C (53°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Christchurch with around 57mm 2.2 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 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Christchurch weather in August »

September

Christchurch September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
16°C 69mm 5.7hrs 14.9hrs 17°C

Christchurch's weather in September 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 Christchurch.

September is in the fall / autumn in Christchurch and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (65°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Christchurch with around 69mm 2.7 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Christchurch October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
14°C 83mm 4.1hrs 16.7hrs 16°C

October is a a little damp month in Christchurch and the temperature is generally mild.

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

October is in the fall / autumn in Christchurch and is typically the 3rd 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 October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Christchurch with around 83mm 3.3 inches of rain making it a a little damp 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 4.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Christchurch weather in October »

November

Christchurch November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
10°C 86mm 3hrs 9.8hrs 14°C

The climate in Christchurch during November can be summarized as cool and a little damp.

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

November is in the fall / autumn in Christchurch and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 11°C (51°F), whilst at night 4°C (40°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Christchurch with around 86mm 3.4 inches of rain making it a a little damp 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 3 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Christchurch December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
8°C 91mm 2.2hrs 11.2hrs 11°C

December in Christchurch is generally a little damp with the temperature being cool.

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

December is in the winter in Christchurch and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 9°C (48°F), whilst at night 3°C (37°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Christchurch with around 91mm 3.6 inches of rain making it a a little damp 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 2.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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Christchurch weather stats

Christchurch weather statistics
Hottest month: July 20.6°C 69.1°F
Driest month: July 42mm 1.7ins
Sunniest month: August 7.3hrs
Coldest month: January 7.4°C 45.3°F
Wettest month: December 91mm 3.6ins
Warmest sea: August 16.9°C 62.4°F
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