Glenorchy weather in January (Otago, New Zealand)

Curious about the January weather in Glenorchy? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In January, Glenorchy generally has moderate temperatures and heavy rainfall. January falls within the summer season. Daytime temperatures hover around 16°C, while nights can cool down to about 6°C.

Glenorchy in January falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 212 mm for the month. Typically around 12 days of rainfall is expected.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 230 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Glenorchy. February and March typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Glenorchy climate page with graphs.


Glenorchy, monthly averages in January

Min Temperature 6°C  
Max Temperature 16°C  
Chance of Rain 39%  
Precipitation 212 mm  
Rainy days 12 days  
Humidity 70% *  
Sunshine 230 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Queenstown, New Zealand (29 KM, 18 Miles).

Where to go in New Zealand in January

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Glenorchy in January?

Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.


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