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View Poll Results: Christchurch
A 7 12.73%
B 16 29.09%
C 14 25.45%
D 12 21.82%
F 6 10.91%
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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It gets talked about a fair bit on here but I don't believe we've rated it yet. It's one of those climates where quite boring averages hide some quite interesting day-to-day weather:
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Christchurch Climate Guide, New Zealand | World Climate Guide

As for me, I give it a B-. A lot of days with temperatures in the comfortable range with excessive heat not lasting long from what I can gather and excessive cold doesn't really exist - the all-time low is just -7.1C and it has never recorded an ice day. Around 2140 sun hours evenly spread across the seasons combined with occasional mild/warm winter spells mean winter presumably wouldn't seem much to complain about (though there's always one...) and I believe it's the driest city in New Zealand with just 90 days with 1mm or more. It loses points for a capricious summer with spells of 15C cloudy weather spoiling the continuity of summer and for the lack of regular snowfall. Otherwise, a climate I could quite happily live with.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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D. No summers, boring, windy and cloudy. The mild(ish) winters save it from an F.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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C overall mediocre but not horrible. I really like the mild record lows for the latitude if we compare it to somewhere at a similar latitude in the northern hemisphere like Toronto
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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D. No summers, boring, windy and cloudy. The mild(ish) winters save it from an F.
Not cloudy by comparison with your country!!
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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It gets talked about a fair bit on here but I don't believe we've rated it yet. It's one of those climates where quite boring averages hide some quite interesting day-to-day weather:
Christchurch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Christchurch Climate Guide, New Zealand | World Climate Guide

As for me, I give it a B-. A lot of days with temperatures in the comfortable range with excessive heat not lasting long from what I can gather and excessive cold doesn't really exist - the all-time low is just -7.1C and it has never recorded an ice day. Around 2140 sun hours evenly spread across the seasons combined with occasional mild/warm winter spells mean winter presumably wouldn't seem much to complain about (though there's always one...) and I believe it's the driest city in New Zealand with just 90 days with 1mm or more. It loses points for a capricious summer with spells of 15C cloudy weather spoiling the continuity of summer and for the lack of regular snowfall. Otherwise, a climate I could quite happily live with.
It's the driest major centre, but not the driest town/small city. Blenheim, Timaru and Oamaru are drier, and Alexandra is much drier.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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C+ not a bad climate, a bit boring and milder winters then I'd prefer.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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B

Boring, but very comfortable year-round and the sunshine hours are tolerable. Dryer than ideal, but I could live with it since it isn't too sunny and/or warm.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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B-, fairly moderate oceanic climate - similar to somewhere like Albany here.
Summer maximums when I see forecasts on TV are often more than the 22-23C that the stats say.
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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It's the driest major centre, but not the driest town/small city. Blenheim, Timaru and Oamaru are drier, and Alexandra is much drier.
Heh, I knew some places would likely be drier but wasn't sure exactly how to phrase that sentence. I originally put 'major city' then thought that was stretching it a bit far even for NZ standards

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Old 10-25-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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Kind of reminds me of the weather on the west coast like northern CA, OR, WA, or Southern British Columbia. Which is funny because an Australian once told me not to bother going to NZ and go to BC instead because they look the same and its closer. I'm not sure if that is true or not.
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