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    South Island

    Queenstown weather and climate

    South Island

    Queenstown weather and climate

     

    Day

    19 °C

     

    Night

    7 °C

     

    Sea

    16 °C

     

    Precipitation

    85 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    12 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    5 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    74 %

     

    Day

    19 °C

     

    Night

    7 °C

     

    Sea

    16 °C

     

    Precipitation

    85 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    12 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    5 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    74 %

    Overview: Queenstown
    Queenstown (New Zealand) in general has a mild climate. Temperatures during the day are in the range from 7 °C (45 °F) in July to 22 °C (71 °F) in January. The highest night temperatures could be experienced in January with 9 °C (49 °F), the lowest in July with -1 °C (30 °F). The least rainy month in Queenstown is February with its 11 days of rain, the rainiest month is May, when it rains 15 days.

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    Last week's weather in Queenstown

    Average daily temperature during the week of 19 February 2024 - 25 February 2024 was 21 °C (70 °F), average minimal (night) temperature was 7 °C (45 °F). The current temperatures are roughly same as the long-term average for Queenstown, with the daily and nighttime temperatures being 21 °C (70 °F) and 9 °C (48 °F), respectively. On average, the temperatures during various times of day (in local time) were recorded as: 7am 10 °C (50 °F), 10am 15 °C (59 °F), 1pm 19 °C (66 °F), 4pm 20 °C (68 °F), 7pm 17 °C (63 °F), 10pm 11 °C (52 °F).

    There were 4 days without rain, 2 days with light rain and 1 day with moderate rain during this week. During the whole week, total of 21 mm (0.83 in) of precipitation was observed, which is above the long term average for Queenstown, which is 14 mm (0.55 in). On average, the cloud coverage during daylight hours (from dawn to dusk) was 48 %.

    Average speed of wind was 2.1 m/s. The most common wind direction(s) were West and North-West. The air pressure varied between 999 hpa and 1026 hpa. The average air humidity was 69 % in Queenstown.

    On average, there were 7 hours clear skies, 2 hours partially overcast skies, 4 hours overcast skies and 1.5 hours rainy weather during the daytime (from dawn to dusk). The sunrise on average occurred at 07:10, and the sunset occurred at 20:46.

    Weather overview for Queenstown

    Weather overview

    Queenstown (New Zealand) in general has a mild climate. Temperatures during the day are in the range from 7 °C (45 °F) in July to 22 °C (71 °F) in January. The highest night temperatures could be experienced in January with 9 °C (49 °F), the lowest in July with -1 °C (30 °F). The least rainy month in Queenstown is February with its 11 days of rain, the rainiest month is May, when it rains 15 days.

    January weather

    The maximum of the day temperature is observable, with its value being 22 °C (71 °F) in Queenstown, and the maximum of the night temperature is observable as well, with its value being 9 °C (49 °F). The tourist season is taking place. The rainfall amount starts to descent, its value is 85 mm (3.35 in), and the number of rainy days starts to descent as well, with its value of 12 days.

    February weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable in Queenstown. The minimum of the rainfall amount is observable, with its value of 61 mm (2.39 in), and the minimum of the number of rainy days can be noticed as well, with its value of 11 days.

    March weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable in Queenstown. The day temperature starts to descent, with its value being 19 °C (66 °F), and the night temperature starts to descent as well. The rainfall amount rise's start could be observed, with its value of 85 mm (3.35 in). The number of sun hours (without clouds) starts to descent, with its value being 5 hours.

    April weather

    The descent of the day temperature can be observed, with its value being 15 °C (59 °F) in Queenstown, and the descent of the night temperature can be observed as well, the value of this measure is 5 °C (40 °F). The number of rainy days starts to rise, with its value being 13 days, on the contrary the beginning of the descent of the rainfall amount could be noticed in April. The number of sun hours (without clouds) continues to descent, its value is 4 hours.

    May weather

    The descent of the day temperature can be observed, with its value being 11 °C (52 °F) in Queenstown, and the descent of the night temperature can be observed too, with its value of 2 °C (36 °F). The beginning of the rise of the rainfall amount could be noticed, the value of this measure is 89 mm (3.52 in), while the maximum of the number of rainy days can be noticed, with its value of 15 days. The number of sun hours (without clouds) continues to descent, with its value of 3 hours.

    June weather

    The day temperature descents similarly to the previous month, with its value being 7 °C (45 °F) in Queenstown, and the night temperature descents similarly to the previous month too. The number of rainy days starts to descent, the value of this measure is 14 days, while the maximum of the rainfall amount can be noticed in June. The minimum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be noticed, with its value being 2 hours. The minimum of the day length is observable, its value is 9 hours.

    July weather

    The descent of the number of rainy days can be observed, its value is 13 days in Queenstown, while the rainfall amount descent's start could be observed, with its value being 72 mm (2.85 in). The day temperature is on its minimum, with its value of 7 °C (45 °F), and the night temperature reaches its minimum as well in this month. The wind speed is on its minimum, with its value being 3. The humidity is on its maximum, its value is 83 %.

    August weather

    The day temperature starts to rise, the value of this measure is 10 °C (49 °F) in Queenstown, and the beginning of the rise of the night temperature could be noticed as well, with its value of 0 °C (33 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) starts to rise, the value of this measure is 4 hours.

    September weather

    The rise of the night temperature can be observed, with its value of 2 °C (36 °F) in Queenstown, and the rise of the day temperature can be observed as well, with its value of 13 °C (55 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) continues to rise, with its value of 5 hours.

    October weather

    The number of rainy days rise's start could be observed, its value is 15 days in Queenstown, and the beginning of the rise of the rainfall amount could be noticed too. The day temperature continues to rise, its value is 15 °C (59 °F), and the night temperature continues to rise too, its value is 4 °C (39 °F). The number of sun hours (without clouds) rises similarly to the previous month, its value is 6 hours.

    November weather

    The day temperature continues to rise, the value of this measure is 18 °C (64 °F) in Queenstown, and the night temperature continues to rise as well, the value of this measure is 6 °C (43 °F). The rainfall amount starts to descent, with its value being 70 mm (2.76 in), and the beginning of the descent of the number of rainy days could be noticed too, with its value being 13 days. The maximum of the wind speed is observable, with its value being 4. The humidity is on its minimum, with its value of 68 %.

    December weather

    The tourist season slowly starts in Queenstown. The day temperature rises similarly to the previous month, with its value being 20 °C (67 °F), and the night temperature continues to rise too, the value of this measure is 8 °C (47 °F). The beginning of the rise of the rainfall amount could be noticed, and the number of rainy days starts to rise too, with its value of 14 days. The number of sun hours (without clouds) is on its maximum, with its value of 7 hours.

    FAQs

    What is the sea temperature in January in Queenstown?

    The sea will reach 16 °C (61 °F) in Queenstown in January. 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. That's 1 °C (34 °F) more than in the previous month.

    Is there a wet season in February in Queenstown?

    No, there is no wet season in February in Queenstown - you can expect 11 days of rain during the month.

    Is March a good month to visit Queenstown?

    There are good conditions for visiting in March in Queenstown. There are some people, who may feel a slight chill at 19 °C (66 °F), but others will feel perfectly fine. The temperature of 7 °C (45 °F) at night may make it better to dine inside or to put on more clothes for a dinner outside.

    How many hours of sun to expect in April in Queenstown?

    In April in Queenstown, you can expect around 4 hours of sunshine.

    How windy is Queenstown in May?

    In Queenstown in May, there will be an average wind scale of 3.

    What is the night temperature in Queenstown in September?

    The average night temperature in September in Queenstown is 2 °C (36 °F). The nights will be cool, layers of clothes will be needed for evening and morning walks, the hotel should be equipped with heating. This value is 2 °C (35 °F) higher than last month.

    Is October part of the dry season in Queenstown?

    No, October is not a dry month in Queenstown, expect rain approximately 15 days in a month.

    What is the average number of rainy days in November in Queenstown?

    There are 13 days, which are rainy in Queenstown in November, that is, days with precipitation more than 2 mm (0.08 in). Converted to days of the week, this means that it will occur on an average of 3.1 days of the week, or in general - 45 % days. The value is lower by 1 day than in the previous month. This means 8 % value difference.

    What is the temperature in Queenstown during the day in December?

    The average daily temperature in Queenstown in December is 20 °C (67 °F). Nice temperature for walking around the city or on the beach, but you will probably get cold soon when wearing a swimsuit. When walking around all day, people used to cold conditions, pull out their shorts and get rid of their sweaters. That's 2 °C (36 °F) more than in the previous month. On some days, when spending time in the direct sun, sunscreen can be useful, especially for people with more sensitive skin.

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