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Lake Tekapo vs Queenstown Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Lake Tekapo, New Zealand and Queenstown, New Zealand is approximately 176 km or 110 mi.
  • To reach Lake Tekapo in this distance one would set out from Queenstown bearing 51.4° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Lake Tekapo bearing 50.2° or NE .
  • Both have a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Lake Tekapo is in or near the cool temperate steppe biome whereas Queenstown is in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 1.4 °C (2.5°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.2 °C (2.2°F) more in Lake Tekapo. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 239.5 mm (9.4 in) less which is equivalent to 239.5 l/m (5.88 US gal/ft) or 2,395,000 l/ha (256,041 US gal/ac) less. About 5/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1° higher in Lake Tekapo than in Queenstown.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Lake Tekapo relative to Queenstown. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Queenstown vs Lake Tekapo.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -2 (-4) -2 (-4) -2 (-3) -1 (-2) -1 (-3) -1 (-2) -1 (-3)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -25 (-1) -18 (-1) -33 (-1) -17 (-1) -28 (-1) -20 (-1) 0 (0) +1 (+0) -25 (-1) -37 (-1) -18 (-1) -19 (-1) -240 (-9)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 06' -0h 03' -0h 00' +0h 02' +0h 05' +0h 07' +0h 06' +0h 03' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 05' -0h 07'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1   +1

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