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Queenstown weather in February (Otago, New Zealand)

Looking to travel to Queenstown in February? This guide provides all the details you need.

In February, Queenstown generally has moderate temperatures and high rainfall. February falls within the summer season. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 17°C. But by evening, they drop to around 7°C. On average, it is the month with the highest temperature of the year.

Queenstown in February usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 115 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 9 days of rain are anticipated.

With around 207 hours of sunshine, the days are mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you favor pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall, February is one of the better months to visit Queenstown. January, February, March and December typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

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

 

Queenstown, monthly averages in February

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 7°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 17°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 29%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 115 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 9 days  
HumidityHumidity 74%  
SunshineSunshine 207 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in New Zealand in February

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in February 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 this month?

For visitors traveling to Queenstown, 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 February.

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

Interested in more climate information?

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