Christchurch, England, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Christchurch, England, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Christchurch, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Christchurch, England, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Christchurch, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Christchurch, England, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Christchurch, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Christchurch, England, United Kingdom by month

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January

If you are traveling to Christchurch in January, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain sometimes and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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February

February in Christchurch is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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March

If you visit Christchurch during March, you will probably see that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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April

If you vacation in Christchurch during April, you might find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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May

May in Christchurch is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June in Christchurch is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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July

If you are traveling to Christchurch in July, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

In August, Christchurch is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Christchurch, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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September

If you visit Christchurch during September, you may see that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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October

If you go to Christchurch in October, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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November

November in Christchurch is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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December

In December, Christchurch can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Christchurch, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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Activities for Christchurch, England, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Christchurch.

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