When is the best time to go to Timaru?

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

  • The best months in Timaru 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 Timaru

For full information about the climate and weather in Timaru 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 Timaru

Timaru enjoys a temperate oceanic climate (with warm summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Timaru 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.
  • In january the climate is not good. The record temperature this month is 77°F and it rains about 13.7in each month.
  • In the month of february the climate is just OK. the thermometer goes up to 59°F°C and it rains in february about 9.4in.
  • In the month of march the climate is not good. By early evening, the temperature averages 52°F.
  • From april to november the climate is the worst possible. In average, on the morning it is 40°F and it rains about 13in each month.
  • In the month of december the climate is unfavorable. In average, on the morning it is 45°F and you can expect to have 13.8in of rainfall/month during this period.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Timaru

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

Find out when Timaru 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 Timaru

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

Figure: Visitor index for Timaru month by month

Best time for low prices in Timaru

Average prices of hotels in Timaru month by month

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

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