Climate for 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.

Travel season

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.

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Sunshine hours per day in New Zealand
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Precipitation in mm/day
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The most important cities in the region of 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, 9:18 pm.

CityPopulationGeo-Position 
Christchurch381,50043°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