Weather

AUGUST

Weather

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.

AUGUST AVERAGES

6.1°C

154 hours

82mm

8 days

RECORDS

Highest
Temperature

19.6°C

(2014)

Heaviest
Frost

-12.6°C

(1952)

Lowest
Temperature

-7.8°C

(1972)

Highest
Rainfall

330.2mm

(1991)

Highest
Sunshine

156 Hours

(1993)

Lowest
Rainfall

0.9mm

(1952)