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Current weather in South island?

Melbourne, Australia
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Current weather in South island?

Dear all,

This is our first campervan trip and we plan to travel from Christchurch to Queenstown (27/9 - 3/10).

Just wondering what's the weather and the road like currently...

Is it still too cold to sleep in the campervan?

Is it safe to drive on the road??

Thank you in advance!!!

11 replies to this topic
Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: Current weather in South island?

See this current thread: https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopic-g25…

Christchurch, New...
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2. Re: Current weather in South island?

27 is a week away. Any thing could happen.

Personally I'd just stay calm and look forward to it

Christchurch, New...
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3. Re: Current weather in South island?

Roads that are closed today will almost certainly be open within the next day or so so don't panic yet, but do bring your winter Pjs!!

Dunedin, New Zealand
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4. Re: Current weather in South island?

There is little point in asking about the current weather: in the weekend it was 21 degrees, today it was very cold, and in Cardrona there was a heavy snowfall. We'll have changed weather 83 times by the time you get here!

Sydney, Australia
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5. Re: Current weather in South island?

Weather is the same around the world it changes all the time. Sydney was 32 degrees last Saturday and 22 degrees on Sunday.

Queenstown had a snowstorm this morning with passes and roads closed due to snow and fallen trees. Tomorrow it will probably be fine.

There is an all saying you can choose your holiday time but not the weather. Just go with the flow and enjoy what comes up.

Nelson-Tasman...
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6. Re: Current weather in South island?

And then there is this. 3 degrees in Queenstown and 23 degrees in Napier on the same day. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107146207/e…

Edited: 18 September 2018, 06:44
Christchurch, New...
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7. Re: Current weather in South island?

Must have told you a million times not to exaggerate Barry.

Be lucky to have changed 70 times. Absolute cracker in Christchurch right now. Have a big bike ride planned tomorrow..?....

Greymouth, New...
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8. Re: Current weather in South island?

the weather trend is getting warmer, even with a cold spell, it recovers quicker now in temperature than during winter. just come and enjoy it. at eat with snow, what you see is what you get, as for ice, very unlikely to be as affected by end of October

Nelson-Tasman...
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9. Re: Current weather in South island?

What a stunning day today. Not a cloud in sky, sunny. bit chilly to start with, but then a cracka. Its spring so the weather can change quickly

Nelson-Tasman...
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10. Re: Current weather in South island?

Another cold blast just hit the south island with snow down to lake level in Queenstown, but this should be clear by end of week. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107313823/s…

Although west coast forecast is for heavy rain

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