Understanding the weather conditions in the Marlborough Sounds and the affects on your adventure, are a key part of what we do each day. Over 25 years we have built an unsurpassed knowledge of weather and how it affects your adventure and itineraries. We look forward to discussing this with you when you arrive to start your adventure with us.
Below is a general indication of the different seasons and the weather in the Marlborough Sounds. This is a very broad description and does change year to year depending upon the wider weather conditions around New Zealand and surrounding oceans.
The warmest months are December, January and February, and the coldest June, July and August. In summer, the average maximum temperature ranges between 20-30ºC and in winter between 10-15ºC
The following temperatures are mean daily maximum and minimum temperatures in celsius and fahrenheit. Rainfall is indicated as the average rainfall days per season.
|Season||Average High||Average Low||Average Rain Days Per Month|
|Spring – September, October, November||18C|
|Summer – December, January, February||24C|
|Autumn – March, April, May||20C|
|Winter – June, July, August||15C|
Most places in New Zealand receive over 2000 hours of sunshine a year, with the sunniest areas, such as Marlborough, receiving over 2350 hours.
As New Zealand observes daylight saving, during summer months daylight can last up until 9.00pm.