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Lake Hayes weather in January (Otago, New Zealand)

Curious about the January weather in Lake Hayes? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In January, Lake Hayes generally has moderate temperatures and high rainfall. January falls within the summer season. Daytime temperatures hover around 17°C, while nights can cool down to about 7°C.

Lake Hayes in January usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 135 mm for the month. Typically around 11 days of rainfall is expected.

The city usually sees around 230 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

So this is a great month to visit if you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures. January, February, March and December typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November tend to have less optimal conditions.

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

 

Lake Hayes, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 7°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 17°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 35%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 135 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 11 days  
HumidityHumidity 70% *  
SunshineSunshine 230 hours *  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: Queenstown, New Zealand (14 KM, 9 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 Lake Hayes in January?

For visitors traveling to Lake Hayes, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

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

Cycling
5/10
Walking
5/10
Camping
3/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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