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Climate of Canterbury
(New Zealand)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 2 measuring stations in Canterbury.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Canterbury is one of the coldest regions in New Zealand with an average daily high temperature of only 17 degrees centigrade. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from January to February. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from May to September.

Overview: Climate in New Zealand
Duration of daylight and sunshine in New Zealand


hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Canterbury
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Canterbury
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Canterbury
Map of Canterbury

Important cities in Canterbury

Canterbury is a part of New Zealand and has an east-west extension of about 130 km. From north to south it is approximately 140 km. The biggest cities are Christchurch and Ashburton. The local time is now Tuesday, 8:48 am.

CityPopulationGeo-Position
Christchurch380,20043°31'60"S172°37'60"E
Ashburton30,10043°53'54"S171°43'48"E
Timaru28,00744°23'48"S171°15'13"E
Kaiapoi10,20043°22'42"S172°38'24"E
Prebbleton3,60043°34'60"S172°31'0"E
Rolleston3,12443°34'60"S172°22'60"E
Woodend3,05943°19'0"S172°40'0"E
Tinwald2,70343°55'0"S171°43'0"E
Lincoln2,23543°38'60"S172°28'60"E
Oxford1,77643°17'60"S172°10'60"E
Darfield1,59343°28'60"S172°7'0"E
Leeston1,27243°46'0"S172°18'0"E
Burnham1,23943°37'0"S172°19'0"E
Methven1,23643°37'60"S171°39'0"E
Pleasant Point1,18744°16'0"S171°7'60"E
Amberley1,10543°10'0"S172°43'60"E
Rakaia1,04343°45'0"S172°1'0"E


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.