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Christchurch Weather

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Weather in Christchurch

Christchurch is popular with visitors year round, with mild temperatures from spring to autumn (September to May), when most of the festivals take place. The region is flush with blossoms, budding trees and new-born lambs in the spring. Summer (when daily temperatures average ranges from 12°C (53°F) to 22°C (71°F) ) is the peak tourist season, and perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking and watersports. Christchurch and the Canterbury region showcase the country's most spectacular autumn colours. Winter (when daily temperatures average between 1°C (34°F) and 11°C (51°F) ) draws skiers to the excellent nearby snowfields.

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Sunday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
21
°C
0
10
ene
40-60%
1013 mb
good
Monday
Sunny
Sunny skies
27
°C
0
2
se
0-20%
1013 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
31
°C
0
6
nw
0-20%
1010 mb
good
Wednesday
Overcast
Overcast skies
25
°C
0
13
se
80-100%
1015 mb
good
Thursday
Sunny
Sunny skies
31
°C
0
9
nnw
0-20%
1014 mb
good
Friday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
23
°C
1.5
10
ssw
40-60%
1009 mb
good
Saturday
Overcast
Overcast skies
15
°C
0.1
4
ese
80-100%
1010 mb
good
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Last updated: 2019-02-17 12:16:40
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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