The best times to visit Cape Foulwind for ideal weather are

November 26th to April 22nd

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



Other Cape Foulwind Travel Info

Weather in Cape Foulwind


Average temperatures in Cape Foulwind vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 29th 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 Cape Foulwind, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 70.3°F (21.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.5°F (12.5°C) at night.

Cape Foulwind Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Cape Foulwind Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Cape Foulwind Perceived Temperature (F)


Cape Foulwind Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Cape Foulwind 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 68.6 61.7 53.6
Feb 69.7 62.2 54.1
Mar 67.7 60.1 51.9
Apr 64.1 56.5 49.3
May 60.2 52.1 44.5
Jun 56.5 48.8 42.2
Jul 55.6 47.4 40.2
Aug 56.8 49.3 41.9
Sep 58.2 51.1 43.2
Oct 59.6 52.7 44.7
Nov 62.5 55.5 47.3
Dec 66.4 60 52.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 20.3 16.5 12
Feb 20.9 16.8 12.3
Mar 19.8 15.6 11.1
Apr 17.8 13.6 9.6
May 15.7 11.2 6.9
Jun 13.6 9.3 5.7
Jul 13.1 8.6 4.6
Aug 13.8 9.6 5.5
Sep 14.6 10.6 6.2
Oct 15.3 11.5 7.1
Nov 16.9 13.1 8.5
Dec 19.1 15.6 11.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Cape Foulwind are March, January, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd 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 4 days of significant precipitation the week of October 15th.

When can you find snow in Cape Foulwind? 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 Cape Foulwind.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 26% 0 5.1
Feb 27% 0 3.9
Mar 22% 0 4.4
Apr 35% 0 6.8
May 37% 0 6.1
Jun 46% 0 7.6
Jul 36% 0 6
Aug 41% 0 6.4
Sep 44% 0 6.3
Oct 48% 0 7.9
Nov 31% 0 4.6
Dec 36% 0 8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 26 0 13
Feb 27 0 9.9
Mar 22 0 11.2
Apr 35 0 17.3
May 37 0 15.5
Jun 46 0 19.3
Jul 36 0 15.2
Aug 41 0 16.3
Sep 44 0 16
Oct 48 0 20.1
Nov 31 0 11.7
Dec 36 0 20.3


Humidity and Wind

Cape Foulwind has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (75% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (80.7%).

Wind in Cape Foulwind is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 10 knots (11.6 MPH or 18.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle 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 18.4 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

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

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 8.8 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Feb 7.8 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Mar 7.6 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Apr 7.9 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
May 7.6 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Jun 8.4 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Jul 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Aug 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Sep 9.1 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
Oct 10 Gentle breeze 17.5 Strong breeze
Nov 9.4 Gentle breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Dec 8.8 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 77.9%
Feb 78.4%
Mar 78.4%
Apr 80.7%
May 80.4%
Jun 79.2%
Jul 75%
Aug 78.2%
Sep 77.8%
Oct 78%
Nov 76.5%
Dec 79.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Cape Foulwind?

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 Cape Foulwind, 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 Cape Foulwind 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

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 Cape Foulwind Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 68.5°F (20.3°C) and 57.7°F (14.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 11 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 brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 11 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Cape Foulwind, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 64.1°F (17.8°C) and 57.5°F (14.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 15 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 Cape Foulwind to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 70.3°F (21.3°C) and 65.5°F (18.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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