This month our guest weather forecaster, NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll, is predicting temperatures to drop and be a bit cooler for the first half of August. June nationwide was warmer this year until the polar blast hit the entire country at the end of the month, dumping a much-welcomed, very decent snowfall down into residential areas of the Wakatipu.
August is likely to produce some variable weather, continuing on from late July. “Later in August things may warm up a bit, but during early to mid-August snow is most likely to fall,” says Ben. “We may see less rain and temperatures will be up and down on a rollercoaster.” However, he’s definitely expecting plenty enough snow to keep the skiers and boarders happy during August.