Queenstown weather in April (Otago, New Zealand)

How is the weather in Queenstown in April? This guide provides all the details you need.

In April, Queenstown generally has low temperatures and high rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 12°C, while night temperatures can drop to 3°C.

Queenstown in April usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 114 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 11 days of rain are anticipated.

The area enjoys a balanced 145 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, April may not be the ideal month to visit Queenstown. January, February, March and December generally stand out with the best circumstances. While April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Queenstown, monthly averages in April

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 3°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 12°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 36%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 114 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 11 days  
HumidityHumidity 78%  
SunshineSunshine 145 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in New Zealand in April

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in April 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 Queenstown in April?

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 April.

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

Interested in more climate information?

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