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Invercargill Climate & Temperature

  • Invercargill, New Zealand is at 46°24'S, 168°19'E, 3 m (9 ft). See map.
  • Invercargill has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Invercargill is situated in or near the cool temperate desert scrub biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 9.9 degrees Celsius (49.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.7 °C (15.7°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Invercargill Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 10.3°C (50.6°F) on average falling to 1.3°C (34.4°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 14.7°C (58.4°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 4.7°C (40.4°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 18°C (64.4°F) and average low temperatures are 8.7°C (47.6°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 14.7°C (58.4°F) during the day and lows of 5°C (41°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1081.7 mm (42.6 inches) which is equivalent to 1081.7 Litres/m² (26.53 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 1661 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Invercargill you would pop up nearest to the climate station at La Coruna, Spain where you would find a Mediterranean climate (Cool temperate moist forest biome).

Invercargill Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 10 (50) 11 (52) 13 (55) 15 (59) 16 (61) 17 (63) 18 (64) 19 (66) 17 (63) 15 (59) 12 (54) 10 (50) 14 (58)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 5 (42) 6 (44) 8 (47) 10 (50) 11 (53) 13 (55) 14 (57) 14 (57) 13 (55) 10 (51) 8 (46) 6 (42) 10 (50)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (34) 1 (34) 3 (37) 5 (41) 6 (43) 8 (46) 9 (48) 9 (48) 7 (45) 6 (43) 2 (36) 2 (36) 5 (41)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 77 (3) 62 (2) 81 (3) 91 (4) 82 (3) 97 (4) 112 (4) 75 (3) 93 (4) 107 (4) 111 (4) 95 (4) 1082 (43)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 17 (55) 15 (48) 15 (50) 17 (55) 18 (60) 18 (58) 17 (55) 16 (57) 17 (55) 18 (60) 18 (58) 20 (67) 206 (56)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 3h 07' 3h 54' 4h 48' 5h 21' 5h 44' 6h 05' 6h 23' 5h 44' 4h 42' 3h 30' 3h 00' 2h 16' 4h 32'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 8h 59' 10h 14' 11h 53' 13h 34' 15h 00' 15h 44' 15h 20' 14h 08' 12h 32' 10h 51' 9h 24' 8h 39' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 36 (64) 39 (61) 41 (59) 40 (60) 39 (61) 39 (61) 42 (58) 41 (59) 38 (62) 33 (67) 33 (67) 27 (73) 38 (62)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 23.1 31.4 42.8 54.1 63.3 67 63.5 54.1 43.4 31.8 23.5 20.2 43.2

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