Expected August weather: August is another reliable winter wedding month with lots of snow everywhere. Temperatures not surprisingly are still cold (think single digit or even below zero temps) frosty and icy. Days are still short but the change is happening. The sun is still low in the sky with lots of soft, flattering light to go around. There won’t be as many waterfalls at Earnslaw Burn as everything freezes, although it’s still awe-inspiring. The small alpine lakes like Lake Isobel and Lake Erskine have frozen over.
Potential weather: Like any month, any weather conditions are possible. August can be very icy and some of the steep-hills around Queenstown township are unable to be driven on without a 4wd. Snowstorms can happen and snow can fall on the ground in Queenstown township, although it doesn’t often stay for long. It’s also possible for snow to have largely melted on the lower peaks and landing locations.
1st August Sunrise 8am / Sunset 5.40pm approx