Kaikoura Water Temperature

Kaikoura is a town close to Pacific Ocean. February is the month with the highest water temperature at 61.7°F / 16.5°C.
The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 50.2°F / 10.1°C.
April is the driest at 0in / 0mm and December the wettest month with 3.7in / 93.9mm.
With an average air temperature of 61.5°F / 16.4°C, January is the warmest month in a year. July is the coldest with 41.2°F / 5.1°C average air temperature.
The Climate is described as temperate oceanic climate with warm summer. Best time to Visit would be in January, February, March, December.

Kaikoura Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature 16 °C / 60.8 °F
Warmest Month Water Temperature: February with 16.5°C / 61.7°F
Coldest Month Water Temperature: August with 10.1°C / 50.2°F
Warmest Month Air Temperature: January with 16.4°C / 61.5°F
Coldest Month Air Temperature: July with 5.1°C / 41.2°F
Wettest Month: December with 93.9mm / 3.7in
Driest Month: April with 0mm / 0in
Highest Humidity August with 79%
Lowest Humidity January with 72.3%
Best Time to Visit: January, February, March, December
Climate Classification temperate oceanic climate with warm summer

Kaikoura water temperature by month

Pacific Ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

16.5 15.9 15.2

February

16.7 16.4 16.1

March

16.1 15.6 15.1

April

15.2 14.2 13.3

May

13.3 12.8 12.1

June

12.1 11.4 10.8

July

10.9 10.6 10.3

August

10.4 10.2 10

September

10.9 10.5 10.2

October

12.1 11.4 10.9

November

13.5 12.8 12.1

December

15.2 14.4 13.5

Pacific Ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

61.7 60.6 59.4

February

62.1 61.5 61

March

61 60.1 59.2

April

59.4 57.6 55.9

May

55.9 55 53.8

June

53.8 52.5 51.4

July

51.6 51.1 50.5

August

50.7 50.4 50

September

51.6 50.9 50.4

October

53.8 52.5 51.6

November

56.3 55 53.8

December

59.4 57.9 56.3
The hottest water temperature typically reached in February with around 61.7°F / 16.5°C. The coldest in August with an average water temperature of 50.2°F / 10.1°C.

Kaikoura weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Apr. 12
Few clouds
71 °F
55°F
22 °C
13°C
1mph (2km/h)
west-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
54%
Apr. 13
Few clouds
65 °F
51°F
19 °C
10°C
1mph (2km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
15 %
59%
Apr. 14
Scattered clouds
59 °F
45°F
15 °C
7°C
1mph (1km/h)
southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
61%
Apr. 15
Scattered clouds
63 °F
48°F
17 °C
9°C
1mph (2km/h)
west-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
57%
Apr. 16
Clear Sky
66 °F
48°F
19 °C
9°C
1mph (2km/h)
west-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
50%
Apr. 17
Light shower rain
57 °F
43°F
14 °C
6°C
2mph (3km/h)
southeast
0in (4mm)
80 %
86%
Apr. 18
Scattered clouds
56 °F
43°F
14 °C
6°C
1mph (2km/h)
west
0in (0mm)
0 %
62%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Apr. 19
Broken clouds
62 °F
45°F
16 °C
7°C
1mph (2km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
59%
Apr. 20
Overcast clouds
58 °F
47°F
14 °C
8°C
1mph (2km/h)
west-northwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
55%
Apr. 21
Light shower rain
60 °F
51°F
16 °C
11°C
1mph (1km/h)
south
0in (4mm)
80 %
84%
Apr. 22
Overcast clouds
50 °F
53°F
10 °C
12°C
1mph (2km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
0 %
69%
Apr. 23
Overcast clouds
54 °F
41°F
12 °C
5°C
3mph (4km/h)
southwest
0in (3mm)
75 %
87%
Apr. 24
Overcast clouds
47 °F
44°F
8 °C
6°C
1mph (2km/h)
northwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
61%
Apr. 25
Overcast clouds
56 °F
44°F
13 °C
7°C
1mph (2km/h)
north-northeast
0in (0mm)
20 %
80%
Apr. 26
Overcast clouds
62 °F
43°F
17 °C
6°C
1mph (2km/h)
northwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
61%
Apr. 27
Overcast clouds
47 °F
44°F
8 °C
6°C
4mph (7km/h)
southwest
0in (2mm)
65 %
68%

Kaikoura weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

23.3 16.4 11.8 34.1 1 72.3%

February

22.3 16.1 11.5 18.3 1 72.4%

March

21.1 14.6 10 10.3 0 73.7%

April

18.4 11.6 6.9 0 1 76.5%

May

15.5 9.1 3.4 2.7 1 77%

June

11.3 6.2 2.1 4 1 77.9%

July

10.5 5.1 0.3 10.5 1 78.7%

August

12 6.2 1.3 28.5 1 79%

September

14.5 8.4 3.4 25.5 1 75.4%

October

17.5 10.3 4.7 62.5 0 74.7%

November

18.9 12.5 7.4 80.8 1 72.9%

December

20.2 14.8 10 93.9 4 73.6%

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

73.9 61.5 53.2 1.3 1 72.3%

February

72.1 61 52.7 0.7 1 72.4%

March

70 58.3 50 0.4 0 73.7%

April

65.1 52.9 44.4 0 1 76.5%

May

59.9 48.4 38.1 0.1 1 77%

June

52.3 43.2 35.8 0.2 1 77.9%

July

50.9 41.2 32.5 0.4 1 78.7%

August

53.6 43.2 34.3 1.1 1 79%

September

58.1 47.1 38.1 1 1 75.4%

October

63.5 50.5 40.5 2.5 0 74.7%

November

66 54.5 45.3 3.2 1 72.9%

December

68.4 58.6 50 3.7 4 73.6%
The hottest avg. temperature is around 61.5°F / 16.4°C, January is the month with the highest temperature. July is the coolest with 41.2°F / 5.1°C average temperature. April is the month with the lowest precipitation of 0in / 0mm and December with the maximum precipitation in a year with 3.7in / 93.9mm.

Activities & POI in Kaikoura

Type of Activity List
Beach Graveyard Surf
Attraction Dolphin Encounter, Whale Watch Kaikoura, Star Roast, Roasted Coffee Beans in Kaikoura, Kaikoura Seal Colony, Air Kaikoura Whale Flights, Kaikoura Fishing Tours, Fish Kaikoura, Top Catch Fishing Charters, Fishing Charter Kaikoura, South Bay Fishing Charters, Racecourse Kaikoura
Golf Course Kaikoura Golf Club
Caravan Site Meat Works, Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park, Lobster Inn Motor Lodge, Alpine Pacific Holiday Park : Kaikoura Accommodation
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