Queenstown, New Zealand: Best time to go and average weather

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When is the best time to go to Queenstown?

When is the best time to go to Queenstown? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Queenstown are January and February
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February and December
  • August is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are January, February, April, May, September, October and December

For full information about the climate and weather in Queenstown a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

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good weather Queenstown in january
good weather Queenstown in february
tolerable weather Queenstown in march
tolerable weather Queenstown in april
very bad weather Queenstown in may
very bad weather Queenstown in june
very bad weather Queenstown in july
very bad weather Queenstown in august
very bad weather Queenstown in september
very bad weather Queenstown in october
tolerable weather Queenstown in november
tolerable weather Queenstown in december

Weather and climate in Queenstown

  • From january to february the climate is beautiful. The record temperature this month is 29°C and it rains in february about 118mm.
  • Between the months of march and april the climate is not good, but still OK. In average, on the morning it is 4°C and, in april, 13 days of rain are expected.
  • Between may and october the climate is very bad. At lunchtime, it's 12°C in average and it rains about 55% of the time in october.
  • Between the months of november and december the climate is correct. It is for example 19°C as maximum temperature in december and it rains in december about 145mm.


Chart: temperature and rainfall in Queenstown

The chart below allows you to look at the following seasonal norms for the city of Queenstown: minimum and maximum temperatures, and the monthly volume of precipitation for each month of the year.

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