The beautiful port town of Oamaru is located in a scenic harbor on the east cost of the South island of New Zealand. It has a continental weather and really few extremes in weather conditions.
- One can expect moderate temperatures of 15-23 °C in Summer which is from December till February.
- In winter which is from June to August, temperatures are mild and they range from 5 – 13 deg °C.
Oamaru’s average rainfall is about 500-600mm annually.
Due to its excellent weather, Oamaru has been one of the country’s top producers of fruits and vegetables.
The climate in Oamaru and the Waitaki district is excellent and without extremes. Nevertheless you have to make sure your check the current, recent and expected weather conditions before you embark on your journey. Make the required preparations to ensure that you are fully informed and well prepared for the cold in spring.
When you plan a self drive to New Zealand, do not forget to check for your hotel’s area weather forecast either by city or by geographical feature. The weather can be very different in the mountains, lakes, valleys and islands.
On our last New Zealand vacation in October we drove off on a rainy morning, to land up in snowing weather in the mountains near Queenstown. Ask the keeper of your accommodation for the latest weather update.
At metservice.co.nz, you will be able to get weather forecasts for Oamaru as well as other cities in New Zealand. You can get info on air pressure, humidity, rainfall, wind speed, sunrise and sunset times.