The best times to visit Bluff for ideal weather are

December 24th to February 25th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Bluff Travel Info

Weather in Bluff

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bluff vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 6th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bluff, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 68°F (20°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 47.5°F (8.6°C) at night.

Bluff Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bluff Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Bluff Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bluff Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bluff Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan66.457.447.9
Feb65.556.747.2
Mar64.254.945.1
Apr59.65141.8
May54.947.238.4
Jun5042.734.9
Jul49.74234.1
Aug52.544.335.4
Sep55.647.237.8
Oct57.649.440.4
Nov60.852.143.1
Dec65.456.246.2

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan19.114.18.8
Feb18.613.78.4
Mar17.912.77.3
Apr15.310.65.4
May12.78.43.6
Jun105.91.6
Jul9.85.61.2
Aug11.46.81.9
Sep13.18.43.2
Oct14.29.74.7
Nov1611.26.2
Dec18.613.47.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bluff are February, April, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid February. For example, on the week of February 12th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid October with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of October 15th.

When can you find snow in Bluff? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bluff.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bluff (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan30%04
Feb24%02.6
Mar27%03.5
Apr24%03
May32%04.1
Jun33%03.6
Jul31%03.3
Aug28%02.8
Sep33%03.7
Oct38%04.5
Nov32%03.7
Dec25%03

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan30010.2
Feb2406.6
Mar2708.9
Apr2407.6
May32010.4
Jun3309.1
Jul3108.4
Aug2807.1
Sep3309.4
Oct38011.4
Nov3209.4
Dec2507.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Bluff has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is December (69.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (82.2%).

Wind in Bluff is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by November and January. October’s average wind speed of around 11.7 knots (13.5 MPH or 21.7 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid October where average top sustained speeds reach 20.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bluff.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan10.4Gentle breeze18.2Strong breeze
Feb8.7Gentle breeze15.7Significant breeze
Mar8.7Gentle breeze15Strong breeze
Apr8.2Gentle breeze14.1Significant breeze
May8Gentle breeze13.8Strong breeze
Jun8.3Gentle breeze14Significant breeze
Jul7.3Gentle breeze11.8Strong breeze
Aug7.3Gentle breeze12.5Significant breeze
Sep9.1Gentle breeze15.6Strong breeze
Oct11.7Significant breeze19.3Strong breeze
Nov11Significant breeze18.6Strong breeze
Dec9.8Gentle breeze16.8Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan70.1%
Feb73.8%
Mar74.9%
Apr76.6%
May79.8%
Jun82.2%
Jul80.8%
Aug78.9%
Sep72.9%
Oct70.4%
Nov70.6%
Dec69.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bluff?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for New Zealand; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 30, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bluff, New Zealand is March, followed by July and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bluff in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56.6 in November means 56.6% of the tourists vs. March.

 

 

Overall Bluff Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 65.1°F (18.4°C) and 52.9°F (11.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 10 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. These months see moderate precipitation with 9 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Bluff, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 63.7°F (17.6°C) and 54.2°F (12.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 10 to 12 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Bluff to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 68°F (20°C) and 63.2°F (17.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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