Whatever the weather
Whatever the weather, Central Otago and the Lakes District are stunning spots to visit. This photo shows Lake Dunstan near Clyde Dam.
It’s going to be sunny with a chance of sun, sun and more sun in the lead up to, and after, Christmas!
Slip, slop, slap and wrap and get ready for some warm rays heading our way!
Queenstown will start off the festive season with a high of 20 degrees on Christmas Eve, with fine weather and westerly breezes, lowering to eight degrees over night.
On Christmas Day you will then be treated to a high of 21 degrees before scorchers on Boxing Day and December 27 with 30 degrees on both days.
This then tapers off to 28 degrees on the Monday, and rain on Tuesday and Wednesday with still a bit of heat in that sun.
Wanaka will be equally as lucky with high double digits setting off the festive season today, followed by 23 degrees on Christmas Eve, 25 degrees on Christmas Day, and steadily rising to 30 before lowering to 29 and 28 the following days.
You may receive a bit of rain mid week postChristmas but that won’t dampen your spirit with the temperature still reaching 25 and 21 degrees respectively.
Alexandra residents and visitors will also be in need of a sun hat and sunscreen, with Christmas Eve reaching 23 degrees, Christmas Day hitting 24, and reaching a high for the week on Sunday with 26 degrees.
Rain is set to roll in on Tuesday December 29, and will continue at this stage into Wednesday with light wind as well.
The current fire season structure is as follows:
Lakes Zone: Restricted Central Zone: Prohibited Coastal Zone: Restricted Clutha Zone: Restricted