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The seasons are very distinct in the southern part of New Zealand, with up to 16 hours' daylight in summer - warm dry days temperatures between 10degC (50degF) and 30degC (86degF) and cool, clear winters ranging from minus 6degC (21degF) to 15degC (60degF).
Expect anything from snow to sun to rain to wind.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
  • Summer (Dec-Mar) mid-10º to late-20º C
  • Autumn (Apr-May) 8º to 16º C 
  • Winter (Jun-Aug) -2º to 10º C 
  • Spring (Sept-Nov) 8º to 17º C
CLIMATE STATISTICS - QUEENSTOWN (YEARLY)
Queenstown
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Sunrise (am)
(1st day of the month)
5.47
6.36
7.18
6.59
7.36
8.09
8.20
7.58
7.11
6.14
6.21
5.50
Sunset (pm)
(1st day of the month)
9.39
9.20
8.36
6.39
5.48
5.17
5.18
5.45
6.21
6.56
8.38 
9.18
Sunshine
(mean hrs/day)
7.4
7.4
6.1
4.7
2.9
2.5
2.8
3.9
5.3
6.1
6.9
7.3
Temperatures
(average daily max °C (°F))
22.6 (72.7)
22.7 (72.9)
19.9 (67.8)
16.1 (61.0)
11.9 (53.4)
8.6 (47.5)
8.2 (46.8)
10.3 (50.5)
13.5 (56.3)
16.2 (61.2)
18.6 (65.5)
20.7 (69.3)
Rainfall
(mean mm (in) per month)
78 (3.0)
58 (2.3)
 80 (3.1)
 75 (2.9)
89 (3.5)
82 (3.2)
65 (2.5)
73 (2.8)
69 (2.7)
95 (3.7)
72 (2.8)
77 (3.0)
Average rain days
(1mm (1/25th in) or more)
8
6
8
8
10
9
8
8
8
10
8
9
Average rain days
(5mm (1/5th in) or more)
4
4
4
4
5
5
4
4
4
5
4
5
Average rain days
(10mm (2/5th in) or more)
3
2
2
3
3
3
2
2
2
3
2
3
Snow Falling
(mean days occurring)
0
0
0
0.3
1.3
2.8
2.6
2.8
1.7
1.1
0.3
0
 
 
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