Weather and Clothing

The Chatham Islands has a temperate climate and is enjoyable to visit at any time of the year.  While spring-summer (September to March) are preferred times to visit, the autumn-winter months also offer stunning vistas and a mild climate. 

Summer has lovely clear warm days while winter may bring occasional mild frosts, but the Chatham Island weather may be best described as variable. However most days see the sun and temperatures tend to be mild. It can be windy and cold at times. Annual rainfall is about 1,000mm but tends to fall as showers rather than torrential rain.

Be prepared for four seasons in one day, bring your holiday clothes, a warm jacket and sunscreen.

Summer temperature:  15 to 24°C.

Winter temperature:     6 to 10°C.


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