New Zealand August weather wrap-up – snow is still falling

Written on Wednesday, 18 August 2010 by NZTravelInsider

Learn what type of weather August has brought to New Zealand, whether snow has fallen, and what the temperatures are like.

As we slowly head towards September and coming to the end of winter here on the Southern hemisphere, winter in New Zealand has not slowed down yet.

August is turning out to be a good month for skiing with snow having fallen in the first week of August and this week again more snow has already fallen.

Coronet Peak near Queenstown has even had international professional skiers visiting, so the snow must be good, right?

So if you want to come on over for a ski holiday, you’re not too late. You can check out the approximate dates when New Zealand ski fields are open. And if you’re not into skiing, but just want to see snow on the mountains, I can suggest any of the 7 places in New Zealand to see snow.

Snow has not been falling everywhere, though. Only the South Island and the elevated regions on the North Island have been lucky enough to see the white powder. Other parts of New Zealand have been getting lots of rain with flooding and slips taking place mostly on the North Island.

Temperature-wise, August has not been a very cold month with temperatures between 0 and 20 degrees Celsius. Yes, you read that right! The East coast (Gisborne area) had a day with temperatures you’d expect to get in November. The lower temperatures were caused mainly by the occasional cold snap passing over New Zealand. The average temperature has been around 11 degrees Celsius.

One thing is for sure, though: It is getting warmer and it is getting lighter later during the day, two signs that spring is not too far away…

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