The best times to visit Dunedin City Centre for ideal weather are
December 10th to March 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Dunedin City Centre Travel Guide
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Weather in Dunedin City Centre
Average temperatures in Dunedin City Centre vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 18th 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 Dunedin City Centre, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late December where highs are regularly around 71.8°F (22.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 47.8°F (8.8°C) at night.
Dunedin City Centre Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Dunedin City Centre Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Dunedin City Centre Perceived Temperature (F)
Dunedin City Centre Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Dunedin City Centre 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Dunedin City Centre are July, February, 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 mid to late August. For example, on the week of August 20th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.
When can you find snow in Dunedin City Centre? 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 Dunedin City Centre.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Dunedin City Centre (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Dunedin City Centre has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is November (64.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (79.2%).
Wind in Dunedin City Centre is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and January. October’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9 MPH or 14.6 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 late October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 16 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Dunedin City Centre.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||7.1||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.2||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.2||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.8||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|May||5.8||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.4||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.6||Light breeze||10.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.8||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||6.9||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.9||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.7||Gentle breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.9||Light breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Dunedin City Centre?
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 Dunedin City Centre, 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 Dunedin City Centre 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
Overall Dunedin City Centre Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 68.7°F (20.4°C) and 53.9°F (12.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 7 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 the least precipitation with about 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Dunedin City Centre, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 69°F (20.6°C) and 57.1°F (13.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 7 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 Dunedin City Centre to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 71.8°F (22.1°C) and 66.9°F (19.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.