When is the best time to go to Dunedin?

When is the best time to go to Dunedin? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Dunedin are January, February and March
  • The coldest months are July and August
  • The rainiest months are January, February, April, May, October, November and December

Annual weather in Dunedin

Infographic of the best times to visit Dunedin
Infographic of the best times to visit Dunedin ©whereandwhen.net

Weather details in Dunedin month by month

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Dunedin for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Weather and climate in Dunedin

Dunedin enjoys a temperate oceanic climate (with warm summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Dunedin is 56°F (ranging from 50°F in july to 61°F in january). Annual rainfall is 32.4in, with a minimum of 1.7in in september and a maximum of 3.4in in february.
  • From january to february the climate is favorable. The record temperature this month is 77°F.
  • From march to may the climate is okay. the thermometer goes up to 54°F°C and it rains about 13% of the time in may.
  • From june to september the climate is bad. At lunchtime, it's 50°F in average and you can expect to have 1.7in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • From october to december the climate is not good, but still OK. In average, on the morning it is 54°F.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Dunedin

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Dunedin: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Dunedin

Find out when Dunedin has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Dunedin

  • Very low season in Dunedin
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: May, June, July and August.
  • Low season in Dunedin
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: April, September, October and November.
  • High season in Dunedin
    The number of visitors to Dunedin is high in: January and March.
  • Peak season in Dunedin
    The largest number of tourists visiting Dunedin is during: February and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Dunedin month by month

Best time for low prices in Dunedin

Average prices of hotels in Dunedin month by month

Generally, June is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Dunedin. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, February is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Dunedin

On average, it costs $ 62 per day to hire a car in Dunedin. This price varies by $ 20 depending on the month. In may, hiring a car costs an average of $ 53 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in december is $ 72.

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