When is the best time to go to Franz Josef / Waiau?

When is the best time to go to Franz Josef / Waiau? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months in Franz Josef / Waiau are January, February, March and December
  • The coldest months are July and August
  • The rainiest months are January, April, May, July, August, September, October, November and December

Annual weather in Franz Josef / Waiau

For full information about the climate and weather in Franz Josef / Waiau a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 47°F/58°F
February 47°F/59°F
March 45°F/58°F
April 41°F/52°F
May 34°F/47°F
June 29°F/41°F
July 27°F/40°F
August 27°F/40°F
September 31°F/41°F
October 34°F/45°F
November 40°F/50°F
December 45°F/56°F

Weather and climate in Franz Josef / Waiau

Franz Josef / Waiau enjoys a temperate oceanic climate (with warm summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Franz Josef / Waiau is 49°F (ranging from 40°F in july to 59°F in february). Annual rainfall is 156.7in, with a minimum of 9.4in in march and a maximum of 15.8in in may.
  • Between the months of january and march the climate is okay. It is for example 58°F as maximum temperature in march.
  • Between april and november the climate is the worst possible. In average, on the morning it is 40°F and it rains about 34% of the time in november.
  • In the month of december the climate is passable, but still OK. By early evening, the temperature averages 50°F.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Franz Josef / Waiau

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

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Precipitation (rainfall)

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