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, February and December
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February and December
  • August is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are January, 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:

January 52°F/67°F
February 52°F/67°F
March 50°F/63°F
April 43°F/56°F
May 38°F/49°F
June 34°F/43°F
July 32°F/43°F
August 32°F/45°F
September 38°F/50°F
October 43°F/54°F
November 47°F/59°F
December 49°F/65°F

Weather and climate in Queenstown

  • From january to february the climate is beautiful. The record temperature this month is 85°F and it rains in february about 3.6in.
  • Between the months of march and april the climate is not good, but still OK. In average, on the morning it is 40°F and, in april, 11 days of rain are expected.
  • Between may and october the climate is very bad. At lunchtime, it's 52°F in average and it rains about 48% of the time in october.
  • Between the months of november and december the climate is correct. It is for example 65°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains in december about 3.9in.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Queenstown

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Queenstown: 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.

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