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    South Island - New Zealand

    Queenstown weather and climate

    South Island - New Zealand

    Queenstown weather and climate

     

    Day

    20 °C

     

    Night

    8 °C

     

    Sea

    15 °C

     

    Precipitation

    90 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    14 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    15 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    7 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    70 %

     

    Day

    20 °C

     

    Night

    8 °C

     

    Sea

    15 °C

     

    Precipitation

    90 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    14 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    15 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    7 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    70 %

    Weather charts for Queenstown

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    Night temperature
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    30
    Sea temperature
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    32
    Wet days per month
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    20

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    Weather overview for Queenstown

    Weather overview

    Queenstown (New Zealand) in general has a mild climate. The day temperatures range from 7.0 °C (44.6 °F) in July to 21.7 °C (71.1 °F) in January. The driest month is February with just 11 days of rain, on the contrary, the month when it rains the most is May with 15 days of rain. Temperatures during the night go from -1.2 °C (29.8 °F) in July to 9.3 °C (48.7 °F) in January.

    January weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable this month in Queenstown. The rise of the sea temperature can be observed, its value is 16.0 °C (60.7 °F), while the day temperature is on its maximum, with its value of 21.7 °C (71.1 °F). The number of rainy days starts to descent, with its value being 12 days, and the beginning of the descent of the rainfall amount could be noticed too, the value of this measure is 85 mm (3.35 in). The night temperature is on its maximum, the value of this measure is 9.3 °C (48.7 °F).

    February weather

    The maximum of the sea temperature is observable, the value of this measure is 16.8 °C (62.2 °F) in Queenstown. The ongoing tourist season is noticeable. The number of rainy days is on its minimum, the value of this measure is 11 days, and the rainfall amount is on its minimum too, the value of this measure is 61 mm (2.39 in).

    March weather

    The day temperature starts to descent, its value is 19.0 °C (66.2 °F) in Queenstown, and the sea temperature descent's start could be observed too, with its value of 16.1 °C (61.0 °F). There is pending tourist season in March. The beginning of the descent of the night temperature could be noticed in March. The rainfall amount rise's start could be observed. The beginning of the descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) could be noticed in this month.

    April weather

    The descent of the sea temperature can be observed, the value of this measure is 15.2 °C (59.4 °F) in Queenstown, and the day temperature continues to descent as well, with its value of 15.0 °C (59.0 °F). The number of rainy days rise's start could be observed, with its value of 13 days, on the contrary the rainfall amount descent's start could be observed. The night temperature continues to descent, its value is 4.6 °C (40.3 °F). The descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be observed, the value of this measure is 4 hours.

    May weather

    The day temperature descents similarly to the previous month in Queenstown, and the sea temperature continues to descent too, its value is 14.3 °C (57.8 °F). The maximum of the number of rainy days can be noticed, its value is 15 days, while the beginning of the rise of the rainfall amount could be noticed, its value is 89 mm (3.52 in). The night temperature continues to descent. The number of sun hours (without clouds) descents similarly to the previous month, with its value being 3 hours.

    June weather

    The day temperature continues to descent, with its value of 7.4 °C (45.3 °F) in Queenstown, and the descent of the sea temperature can be observed as well, its value is 13.3 °C (55.9 °F). The rainfall amount reaches its maximum, while the number of rainy days starts to descent in June. The descent of the night temperature can be observed, the value of this measure is -0.2 °C (31.6 °F). The minimum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) is observable in June.

    July weather

    The day temperature is on its minimum in Queenstown, while the descent of the sea temperature can be observed, the value of this measure is 12.7 °C (54.8 °F). The rainfall amount starts to descent, the value of this measure is 72 mm (2.85 in), while the number of rainy days continues to descent, its value is 13 days. The night temperature reaches its minimum, its value is -1.2 °C (29.8 °F). The wind speed reaches its minimum, with its value being 2.6.

    August weather

    The beginning of the rise of the day temperature could be noticed, with its value being 9.5 °C (49.1 °F) in Queenstown, while the sea temperature reaches its minimum in this month. The number of sun hours (without clouds) rise's start could be observed, with its value of 4 hours. The night temperature starts to rise, its value is 0.4 °C (32.7 °F).

    September weather

    The night temperature continues to rise, with its value being 2.3 °C (36.1 °F) in Queenstown, and the day temperature continues to rise too, with its value of 12.5 °C (54.5 °F). The rise of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be observed, its value is 5 hours.

    October weather

    The day temperature rises similarly to the previous month, its value is 15.0 °C (59.0 °F) in Queenstown, and the rise of the night temperature can be observed as well, its value is 4.0 °C (39.2 °F). The number of rainy days rise's start could be observed, with its value of 15 days, and the rainfall amount starts to rise as well, with its value being 93 mm (3.67 in). The number of sun hours (without clouds) continues to rise, with its value being 6 hours.

    November weather

    The day temperature rises similarly to the previous month, the value of this measure is 17.6 °C (63.7 °F) in Queenstown, while the sea temperature starts to rise, with its value of 13.6 °C (56.4 °F). The beginning of the descent of the rainfall amount could be noticed, with its value of 70 mm (2.76 in), and the beginning of the descent of the number of rainy days could be noticed too, its value is 13 days. The humidity is on its minimum, with its value of 68 %. The wind speed is on its maximum, with its value of 3.9.

    December weather

    The day temperature rises similarly to the previous month, its value is 19.7 °C (67.5 °F) in Queenstown, and the rise of the sea temperature can be observed as well, the value of this measure is 14.8 °C (58.7 °F). The tourist season is about to start. The night temperature continues to rise, with its value of 8.2 °C (46.8 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) reaches its maximum in December. The number of rainy days starts to rise in this month.

    FAQs

    What is the sea temperature in Queenstown in January?

    In Queenstown in January expect the sea to be warm at 16.0 °C (60.7 °F). This is a sea temperature for resilient people only, most people won't enjoy swimming in such cold water or will have to use a wetsuit for water activities.

    What temperature can I expect during the day in Queenstown in February?

    In February in Queenstown, the average daily temperatures will be 21.4 °C (70.5 °F). A comfortable temperature for most people, where it is neither too cold nor too hot, and a large number of activities can be carried out comfortably, including sunbathing by the water. Lighter clothing will be suitable - shorts, skirts, t-shirts, jackets; a light sweater and long trousers may also be useful.

    Is March part of the dry season in Queenstown?

    No, March is not a dry month in Queenstown, expect rain approximately 12 days in a month.

    What level of humidity is to expect in April in Queenstown?

    In April in Queenstown, expect humidity around 76 %.

    How many sunny hours can I expect in Queenstown in May?

    In May in Queenstown, you can expect around 3 hours of sunshine.

    What is the night temperature in September in Queenstown?

    The average night temperature in September in Queenstown is 2.3 °C (36.1 °F). The nights will be cool, layers of clothes will be needed for evening and morning walks, the hotel should be equipped with heating.

    How many days of precipitation on average can I expect in Queenstown in October?

    In October in Queenstown, we can expect 15 days to be rainy, that is, days when precipitation exceeds 2 mm (0.08 in). Converted to days of the week, this means that it will occur on an average of 3.4 days of the week, or in general - 49 % days.

    Is there a wet season in November in Queenstown?

    No, there is no wet season in Queenstown in November - you can expect 13 days of rain during the month.

    Are there good conditions to visit in December in Queenstown?

    December is a good month to visit Queenstown. There are some people, who may feel a slight chill at 19.7 °C (67.5 °F), but others will feel perfectly fine. The temperature of 8.2 °C (46.8 °F) at night may make it better to dine inside or to put on more clothes for a dinner outside.

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