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Queenstown Climate & Temperature

  • Queenstown, New Zealand is at 45°1'S, 168°44'E, 355 m (1163 ft). See map.
  • Queenstown has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Queenstown is situated in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 10.5 degrees Celsius (50.9 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.3 °C (22.1°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Queenstown Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 850.1 mm (33.5 inches) which is equivalent to 850.1 Litres/m² (20.85 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Queenstown you would pop up nearest to the climate station at La Coruna, Spain where you would find a Mediterranean climate (Cool temperate moist forest biome).

Queenstown Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 4 (39) 6 (42) 8 (47) 11 (51) 13 (55) 15 (59) 16 (61) 16 (61) 14 (58) 11 (52) 7 (45) 4 (40) 11 (51)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 58 (2) 59 (2) 77 (3) 90 (4) 65 (3) 69 (3) 75 (3) 52 (2) 84 (3) 67 (3) 81 (3) 74 (3) 850 (33)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 08' 10h 20' 11h 54' 13h 30' 14h 52' 15h 33' 15h 11' 14h 02' 12h 31' 10h 55' 9h 32' 8h 49' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 24.5 32.8 44.2 55.4 64.7 68.4 64.8 55.5 44.8 33.2 24.9 21.6 44.6

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