Weather and Climate | Hokitika, West Coast, New Zealand
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Hokitika Weather

Look, we live in a YES it rains in Hokitika! But we have similar sunshine hours to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. There is not a lot of "in between" weather in Hokitika. When it rains, it pours and when it's sunny, its beautifully sunny!

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image of person and dogs on Hokitika Beach with view of Aoraki Mount Cook in background

Winter's day on Hokitika Beach with Aoraki Mount Cook in background: ©

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Mild Temperatures

Our location on Hokitika Beach means we are warmed in winter and cooled in summer by the sea's influence. June is our driest month so winter is a perfect time to visit. Think views of fresh snow on the mountains, not a cloud in the sky and you can still feel your hands.

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The truth about our rainfall

We have the highest rainfall in New Zealand (14 metres a year!). But that is 20 kms away in the mountains, so we are often basking in the sun even while the weather news is telling us it is raining outside. Go figure.

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Cool Ideas | Whatever the weather

Our suggestion is to be prepared for all weather in all seasons...and then get out and enjoy it, whatever the weather!

iamge of cloud over Hokitika beach with link to Whatever the Weather webpage

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