Kaikoura weather averages

Going to Kaikoura? Find the best month to visit Kaikoura based on the weather.

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Check Kaikoura weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2019/2020. Today's maximum temperature in Kaikoura is expected to be 15°C, while the average maximum temperature in May is 11°C.

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The weather for Kaikoura, New Zealand shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by MeteoBlue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Kaikoura weather averages: best month

Kaikoura Best month Averages
Warmest January & February 20°C
Sunniest January & February 7 hours per day
Least rain January, February & April 9 days
Warmest sea January & February 16°C

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Tropical storm risk: Kaikoura cyclone season

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The Kaikoura tropical storm risk chart above shows the cyclone season. The chart was processed from data supplied by the US Meteorological Agency (NOAA). Find out more about our data sources.

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Kaikoura weather averages by month

Check Kaikoura holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Kaikoura weather with the USA

Below the Kaikoura weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Kaikoura, New Zealand and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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Popular New Zealand destinations

Below are average maximum temperatures at popular destinations in New Zealand in May. Select a destination to see the weather overview and compare average conditions with today's forecast.

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