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Timaru Climate & Temperature

  • Timaru, New Zealand is at 44°17'S, 171°13'E,
  • Timaru has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Timaru is situated in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome.
  • The average temperature is 10.6 degrees Celsius (51.1 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.9 °C (19.6°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Timaru Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 556 mm (21.9 inches) which is equivalent to 556 Litres/m² (13.64 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Timaru you would pop up nearest to the climate station at La Coruna, Spain where you would find a Mediterranean climate (Cool temperate moist forest biome).

Timaru Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 5 (41) 6 (43) 9 (47) 11 (51) 13 (55) 14 (58) 16 (61) 15 (60) 14 (57) 11 (52) 8 (46) 5 (42) 11 (51)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 45 (2) 42 (2) 33 (1) 48 (2) 50 (2) 46 (2) 54 (2) 47 (2) 55 (2) 52 (2) 48 (2) 36 (1) 556 (22)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 12' 10h 22' 11h 53' 13h 27' 14h 47' 15h 26' 15h 05' 13h 58' 12h 30' 10h 56' 9h 35' 8h 54' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 25.2 33.5 44.9 56.1 65.4 69.1 65.6 56.2 45.6 34 25.6 22.3 45.3

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