Weather Overview

Winter: June - August

With its alpine climate, winter is a haven for winter sports enthusiasts. The snow-capped Remarkables, and clear waters of Lake Wakatipu are a beautiful backdrop to the winter climate that sees temperatures range from -2C to 8C.

Spring: September - November

Spring brings a meltdown with temperatures ranging between 8ºC and 22ºC with some fresh days and cool evenings.

Summer: December - February

At the end of November high summer sets in with long warm days averaging around 80ºF (26ºC). Long days are the norm with sunrise at 5.00am and sunset not until 10.00pm. 

Autumn: March - May

Autumn arrives in March, still warm with occasional hot spots, balmy evenings and the changing colours of the landscape. The temperatures during the Autumn season range from 12C and 25C.

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg. High °C
Avg. High °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)
15.8
(60.4)
Avg. Low °C
Avg. Low °F
10.7
(51.3)
10.6
(51.1)
8.8
(47.8)
6.2
(43.2)
3.3
(37.9)
0.7
(33.3)
0.1
(32.2)
1.3
(34.3)
3.6
(38.5)
5.6
(42.1)
7.4
(45.3)
9.4
(48.9)
5.6
(42.1)
Rainfall mm
(inches)
78
(3.07)
58
(2.28)
80
(3.15)
75
(2.95)
89
(3.5)
82
(3.23)
65
(2.56)
73
(2.87)
69
(2.72)
95
(3.74)
72
(2.83)
77
(3.03)
913
(35.94)