When is the best time to go to Invercargill?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Invercargill are January, February, March and December
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March and December
  • The coldest months are July, August and September
  • The rainiest months are January, May, September, October and November

Annual weather in Invercargill

For full information about the climate and weather in Invercargill a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 52°F/65°F
February 52°F/65°F
March 52°F/63°F
April 50°F/59°F
May 47°F/54°F
June 45°F/50°F
July 43°F/50°F
August 43°F/52°F
September 43°F/54°F
October 45°F/58°F
November 49°F/59°F
December 52°F/63°F

Weather and climate in Invercargill

Invercargill enjoys a temperate oceanic climate (with warm summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Invercargill is 58°F (ranging from 50°F in july to 65°F in february). Annual rainfall is 66.6in, with a minimum of 4.2in in august and a maximum of 7in in january.
  • In january the climate is just OK. the thermometer goes up to 65°F°C.
  • In the month of february the climate is favorable. It is for example 65°F as maximum temperature in february and it rains about 5.4in each month.
  • Between the months of march and april the climate is not good, but still OK. the thermometer goes up to 59°F°C and it rains about 5.3in each month.
  • From may to september the climate is not good. It is for example 54°F as maximum temperature in september.
  • From october to december the climate is just OK. The temperature rises to 63°F and it rains about 5.4in each month.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Invercargill

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Invercargill: 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 Invercargill

Find out when Invercargill 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 Invercargill

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

Figure: Visitor index for Invercargill month by month

Best time for low prices in Invercargill

Average prices of hotels in Invercargill month by month

Generally, August is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Invercargill. 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 Invercargill

On average, it costs $ 35 per day to hire a car in Invercargill. This price varies by $ 11 depending on the month. In may, hiring a car costs an average of $ 29 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in february is $ 40.

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