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Queenstown Weather and Climate

Photographer: Ali Outram. View of Queenstown from the gondola
Queenstown, New Zealand
Photographer: Ali Outram

Queenstown is a popular holiday destination at any time of the year. During the winter, Queenstown has snow-capped mountains and crisp, clear days, while during the summer, the days are warm and can reach a temperature of 26°C.

There is not much difference between seasonal rainfall in Queenstown, but March tends to be the wettest month with an average of 80mm. The driest month is July, when precipitation is around 65mm. However, most of the precipitation during the winter months comes in the form of snow.

The average summer temperature in Queenstown is 17°C, while the average winter temperature 6°C.

Queenstown Average High Temperature Ranges:

  • Summer (Dec – Feb): Daytime 21°C – 23°C
  • Autumn (Mar – May): Daytime 12°C – 20°C
  • Winter (Jun – Aug): Daytime 13°C – 18°C
  • Spring (Sep – Nov): Daytime 15°C– 19°C

On average, Queenstown has 1921 hours of sunshine per year. The average annual rainfall for Queenstown is 913mm.

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