When is the best time to go to Nelson Lakes?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Nelson Lakes are February and March
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March and December
  • The coldest months are July, August and September
  • The rainiest months are April, May, July, August, September, October and December

Annual weather in Nelson Lakes

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

January 59°F/67°F
February 59°F/68°F
March 58°F/67°F
April 56°F/63°F
May 52°F/59°F
June 50°F/56°F
July 49°F/54°F
August 49°F/56°F
September 50°F/56°F
October 52°F/58°F
November 54°F/61°F
December 58°F/65°F

Weather and climate in Nelson Lakes

Nelson Lakes enjoys a subpolar oceanic climate (with cool summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Nelson Lakes is 61°F (ranging from 54°F in july to 68°F in february). Annual rainfall is 137.7in, with a minimum of 6.7in in february and a maximum of 14.4in in september.
  • In january the climate is just OK. At lunchtime, it's 67°F in average and it rains about 31% of the time in january.
  • Between the months of february and march the climate is beautiful. The record temperature this month is 72°F and it rains about 8.1in each month.
  • From april to june the climate is passable, but still OK. The temperature rises to 56°F and it rains in june about 11.2in.
  • In july the climate is unfavorable. the thermometer goes up to 54°F°C and it rains about 37% of the time in july.
  • Between august and december the climate is okay. the thermometer goes up to 65°F°C and it rains about 12.3in each month.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Nelson Lakes

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Nelson Lakes: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


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