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The climate of Christchurch (New Zealand)
Christchurch is the largest city of the South Island. It is chiefly known for its many parks and botanical gardens. The lovely river Akon flows through Christchurch. Christchurch was founded by English colonists who named it after Oxfordís church. The city has many buildings in gothic style. Such as Christchurch Cathedral and Canterbury museum. One of New Zealandís two international airports is located outside Christchurch.
Christchurch has a moderate sea climate with dry, sunny and warm summers and mild winters. January, February and March are the warmest months. July and August are the coldest months. Throughout the year Christchurch is quite windy just like the rest of New Zealand.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Christchurch:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 22 12 7 8 14
February 22 12 7 9 15
March 20 11 5 10 15
April 17 8 5 10 14
May 14 5 4 12 13
June 11 2 4 13 12
July 11 2 4 14 10
August 12 3 5 13 10
September 14 5 5 10 10
October 17 7 7 10 10
November 19 9 7 11 12
December 21 11 7 10 14
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Disclaimer
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