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Weather in Queenstown

Given the plethora of activities available in all seasons, Queenstown is very much a year-round destination. Winter and spring (June to October) is popular with skiers and snowboarders, and for the Lindauer Queenstown Winter Festival. Although the International Jazz festival in October is probably Queenstown’s most celebrated event. Winter temperatures vary between -2°C (28°F) and 8°C (48°F) while summer temperatures are typically between 20°C (69°F) and 30°C (86°F), with the sun setting as late as 2200.

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Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Monday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
15
°C
0
7
wnw
20-40%
1018 mb
good
Tuesday
Overcast
Overcast skies
16
°C
0.1
5
wsw
80-100%
1017 mb
good
Wednesday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
20
°C
0
5
sw
20-40%
1017 mb
good
Thursday
Overcast
Overcast skies
14
°C
0.2
8
ese
80-100%
1010 mb
good
Friday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
22
°C
9.5
2
sw
80-100%
1002 mb
good
Saturday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
18
°C
9.2
4
sw
60-80%
1006 mb
good
Sunday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
20
°C
2.2
5
w
40-60%
999 mb
good
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Last updated: 2021-09-27 09:16:06
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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