The best times to visit Stratford for ideal weather are

November 19th to April 29th

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



Other Stratford Travel Info

Weather in Stratford


Average temperatures in Stratford 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 33rd 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 Stratford, 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 73.4°F (23°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.4°F (13.6°C) at night.

Stratford Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Stratford 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.

Stratford Perceived Temperature (F)


Stratford Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Stratford 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 71.7 63.9 54
Feb 72.7 64.7 55.3
Mar 70.6 62.3 52.5
Apr 66.7 58.8 50
May 61.6 54.4 46.1
Jun 57.9 51.5 43.7
Jul 56.2 49.4 41.2
Aug 57.7 51.1 43.3
Sep 59.6 53 44.5
Oct 61.3 55 46.4
Nov 64.6 57.4 48.4
Dec 69.1 62.2 53.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 22.1 17.7 12.2
Feb 22.6 18.2 12.9
Mar 21.4 16.8 11.4
Apr 19.3 14.9 10
May 16.4 12.4 7.8
Jun 14.4 10.8 6.5
Jul 13.4 9.7 5.1
Aug 14.3 10.6 6.3
Sep 15.3 11.7 6.9
Oct 16.3 12.8 8
Nov 18.1 14.1 9.1
Dec 20.6 16.8 11.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Stratford are January, February, and then March. 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 early to mid September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 10th.

When can you find snow in Stratford? 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 Stratford.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 17% 0 3
Feb 17% 0 2.9
Mar 20% 0 3.4
Apr 28% 0 4.9
May 34% 0 5.7
Jun 37% 0 6.5
Jul 34% 0 5
Aug 36% 0 5.6
Sep 38% 0 4.5
Oct 34% 0 4.7
Nov 22% 0 3.1
Dec 26% 0 5.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 17 0 7.6
Feb 17 0 7.4
Mar 20 0 8.6
Apr 28 0 12.4
May 34 0 14.5
Jun 37 0 16.5
Jul 34 0 12.7
Aug 36 0 14.2
Sep 38 0 11.4
Oct 34 0 11.9
Nov 22 0 7.9
Dec 26 0 13.2


Humidity and Wind

Stratford has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (73.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (79%).

Wind in Stratford is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by September and November. October’s average wind speed of around 12.3 knots (14.1 MPH or 22.8 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 early to mid October where average top sustained speeds reach 20 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 10.3 Gentle breeze 16.8 Significant breeze
Feb 8.9 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Mar 9.7 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Apr 9.8 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
May 9.7 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Jun 10.8 Gentle breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Jul 10.5 Gentle breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Aug 9.8 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Sep 11.3 Significant breeze 17.5 Significant breeze
Oct 12.3 Significant breeze 18.7 Strong breeze
Nov 11 Significant breeze 17.3 Significant breeze
Dec 9.9 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 73.7%
Feb 73.7%
Mar 73.2%
Apr 75.9%
May 78.8%
Jun 78.9%
Jul 78.5%
Aug 79%
Sep 77.3%
Oct 77.1%
Nov 74.8%
Dec 75.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Stratford?

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 Stratford, New Zealand is December, followed by April and July. 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 Stratford in October. 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 36 in October means 36% of the tourists vs. December.



Overall Stratford Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 71.6°F (22°C) and 58.8°F (14.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 10 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 10 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Stratford, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 67.1°F (19.5°C) and 59.1°F (15.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 11 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Stratford to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 73.4°F (23°C) and 67.8°F (19.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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