January weather forecast
Queenstown, New Zealand

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Weather in January

January in Queenstown, New Zealand, offers relatively stable weather conditions with a predictable pattern. A marked humidity level signifies rather moist conditions. Sunshine duration is significantly generous this month, providing ample scope for outdoor exploration. With the mercury fluctuating between 6.4°C (43.5°F) and 16.6°C (61.9°F), the month experiences mild winter temperatures. The wind speed averages around 11km/h (6.8mph), enhancing the overall pleasantness of January’s weather in this part of New Zealand.

Temperature

January brings an average high-temperature of an enjoyable 16.6°C (61.9°F), showing a slight difference from December's 15.6°C (60.1°F). January's average low-temperature reading settles at a frosty 6.4°C (43.5°F).

Humidity

The months with the lowest humidity in Queenstown are January and December, with an average relative humidity of 76%.

Rainfall

In Queenstown, during January, the rain falls for 18.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 59mm (2.32") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Queenstown, there are 181.7 rainfall days, and 617mm (24.29") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January, February and December are months without snowfall in Queenstown.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January in Queenstown is 15h and 10min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 6:01 am and sunset at 9:35 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:39 am and sunset at 9:17 pm NZDT.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine in Queenstown is 9.6h.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 4, are months with the highest UV index in Queenstown. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In January, a regular UV index of 4 translates into these guidelines:
Exercise caution. Those with pale skin may experience burns in less than half an hour. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Fend off the sun's harsh rays with appropriate clothing, a wide-brim hat, and UV-protective sunglasses.

Frequently asked questions

What is the temperature in January in Queenstown?

The high-temperature, in January, in Queenstown, records 16.6°C (61.9°F), while the low-temperature is 6.4°C (43.5°F).

What is the least humid month in Queenstown?

The months with the lowest humidity in Queenstown, New Zealand, are January and December, with an average relative humidity of 76%.

What is the average humidity in January in Queenstown?

The average relative humidity in January in Queenstown, New Zealand, is 76%.

How many days does it rain in January in Queenstown?

In Queenstown, New Zealand, in January, it is raining for 18.2 days, with typically 59mm (2.32") of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Queenstown?

In Queenstown, snow does not fall in January, February and December.

How many hours of daylight does Queenstown have in January?

The average day length in January in Queenstown, New Zealand, is 15h and 10min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Queenstown?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:01 am and sunset at 9:35 pm. On the last day of the month, in Queenstown, New Zealand, sunrise is at 6:39 am and sunset at 9:17 pm NZDT.

How long on average sun shines in January in Queenstown?

In Queenstown, New Zealand, the average sunshine duration in January is 9.6h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Queenstown?

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 4, are months with the highest UV index in Queenstown.

What is the UV index reading in January in Queenstown?

In Queenstown, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
Queenstown, New Zealand

Average temperature in January - Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Average high temperature in January: 16.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (17°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (3.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 6.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is January (6.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (-2.4°C).

Average pressure in January
Queenstown, New Zealand

Average pressure in January - Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Average pressure in January: 1011mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is March (1016.7mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (1010.6mbar).

Average wind speed in January
Queenstown, New Zealand

Average wind speed in January - Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Average wind speed in January: 11km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (11km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are June and August (8.4km/h).

Average humidity in January
Queenstown, New Zealand

Average humidity in January - Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Average humidity in January: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is July (90%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January and December (76%).

Average rainfall in January
Queenstown, New Zealand

Average rainfall in January - Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Average rainfall in January: 59mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (71mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (29mm).

Average rainfall days in January
Queenstown, New Zealand

Average rainfall days in January - Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Average rainfall days in January: 18.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (18.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (10.9 days).

Average snowfall in January
Queenstown, New Zealand

Average snowfall in January - Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Average snowfall in January: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is July (51mm).
The months with the least snowfall are January, February and December (0mm).

Average snowfall days in January
Queenstown, New Zealand

Average snowfall days in January - Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Average snowfall days in January: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is July (3.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are January and February (0 days).

Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Queenstown, New Zealand

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Average daylight in January: 15h and 1min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 15h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 8h and 48min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 9h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 11h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 4h and 54min).

Average sunshine days in January
Queenstown, New Zealand

Average sunshine days in January - Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Average sunshine days in January: 9.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is June (16.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is November (8.5 days).

Average UV index in January
Queenstown, New Zealand

Average UV index in January - Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Average UV index in January: 4

The months with the highest UV index are January and December (UV index 4).
The months with the lowest UV index are May and July (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in January
Queenstown, New Zealand

Average cloud cover in January - Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Average cloud cover in January: 44

The month with the most cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 50).
The month with the least cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 42).

Average visibility in January
Queenstown, New Zealand

Average visibility in January - Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Average visibility in January: 9km

The months with the highest visibility are January and December (9km).
The months with the lowest visibility are June, July and August (7km).

Queenstown, New Zealand

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