Westport New Zealand weather, climate and temperature of the Buller area, North of the West Coast
Sunset Over Westport

Westport Weather

Boasting one of the mildest climates in New Zealand, the Westport region has a high annual quota of sunshine and - with the effect of the prevailing westerly winds coming in from the Tasman Ocean - the potential for high rainfall, especially in spring. But Hey! You don’t get pristine rainforest without a little precipitation.

And where else would you find the locals promoting their adventure tourism industry with the phrase - "go deep, go steep, get wet"? Actually what they are referring to is the dolphin encounters, the rafting through glow worm grottos and underworld tunnels, the surfing, the fishing, the kayaking and the jetboating!

Westport on average gets about 2000 mm of rainfall in the year, which may sound like a lot, but it doesn't rain every day!


Average Temperatures

Summer (Dec-Feb) Autumn (Mar-May) Winter (Jun-Aug) Spring (Sep-Nov)
HighLow HighLow HighLow HighLow
°Celsius 2512 179 155 179
°Fahrenheit 7754 6348 5941 6348


What to Wear?

Summer (Dec-Feb) Autumn/Fall (Mar-May) Winter (Jun-Aug) Spring (Sep-Nov)
The warmest months, bring light clothing, sunscreen, beachwear, insect repellant Summer slowly becomes winter, bring a rain jacket, and warm clothing for the later part of Autumn A mild winter compared to its eastern neighbours, but bring warm clothing anyway Not cold but prepare for rain! Bring clothing to protect from the bitter winds and heavy rain


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