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Hokitika Climate & Temperature

  • Hokitika, New Zealand is at 42°43'S, 170°58'E, 44 m (144 ft). See map.
  • Hokitika 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).
  • The mean annual temperature is 11.7 degrees Celsius (53.1 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.5 °C (15.3°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Hokitika Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 12°C (53.6°F) on average falling to 2.7°C (36.8°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 14.7°C (58.4°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 6.7°C (44°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 18.3°C (65°F) and average low temperatures are 10.7°C (51.2°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 16°C (60.8°F) during the day and lows of 7.7°C (45.8°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 2832.1 mm (111.5 inches) which is equivalent to 2832.1 Litres/m² (69.46 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 1855 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 Hokitika you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Vigo/ Peinador, Spain where you would find a Marine west coast climate (Warm temperate moist forest biome).

Hokitika Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 12 (54) 12 (54) 13 (55) 15 (59) 16 (61) 17 (63) 19 (66) 19 (66) 18 (64) 16 (61) 14 (57) 12 (54) 15 (59)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 7 (45) 8 (47) 10 (50) 11 (52) 13 (55) 14 (58) 15 (60) 16 (60) 15 (59) 13 (55) 10 (50) 8 (46) 12 (53)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (36) 3 (37) 5 (41) 7 (45) 8 (46) 10 (50) 11 (52) 11 (52) 10 (50) 8 (46) 5 (41) 3 (37) 7 (44)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 226 (9) 220 (9) 259 (10) 266 (10) 263 (10) 264 (10) 245 (10) 168 (7) 222 (9) 234 (9) 244 (10) 221 (9) 2832 (112)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 16 (52) 16 (52) 17 (57) 19 (61) 18 (60) 17 (55) 14 (45) 14 (50) 16 (52) 16 (53) 16 (52) 16 (53) 195 (53)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 4h 09' 4h 27' 5h 04' 5h 09' 5h 46' 6h 07' 6h 42' 6h 01' 5h 21' 4h 40' 3h 56' 3h 34' 5h 04'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 22' 10h 28' 11h 54' 13h 23' 14h 38' 15h 15' 14h 55' 13h 52' 12h 29' 11h 00' 9h 44' 9h 05' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 45 (55) 43 (57) 43 (57) 39 (61) 40 (60) 41 (59) 45 (55) 44 (56) 43 (57) 43 (57) 41 (59) 40 (60) 42 (58)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 26.8 35.1 46.5 57.7 66.9 70.7 67.1 57.8 47.1 35.5 27.2 23.9 46.9

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