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Lake Tekapo Climate & Temperature

  • Lake Tekapo, New Zealand is at 44°0'S, 170°28'E, 762 m (2500 ft). See map.
  • Lake Tekapo has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Lake Tekapo is situated in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 9.1 degrees Celsius (48.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.5 °C (24.3°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Lake Tekapo Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 610.6 mm (24 inches) which is equivalent to 610.6 Litres/m² (14.98 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Lake Tekapo you would pop up nearest to the climate station at La Coruna, Spain where you would find a Mediterranean climate (Cool temperate moist forest biome).

Lake Tekapo Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (35) 4 (39) 7 (44) 9 (49) 12 (53) 14 (57) 15 (60) 15 (60) 13 (56) 10 (50) 6 (43) 3 (37) 9 (48)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 57 (2) 60 (2) 52 (2) 53 (2) 47 (2) 50 (2) 50 (2) 34 (1) 51 (2) 50 (2) 53 (2) 54 (2) 611 (24)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 14' 10h 23' 11h 53' 13h 26' 14h 45' 15h 24' 15h 03' 13h 57' 12h 30' 10h 56' 9h 37' 8h 56' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 25.5 33.8 45.2 56.4 65.7 69.4 65.8 56.5 45.8 34.2 25.9 22.6 45.6

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