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Climate & seasons in Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie

The Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie region enjoys a wonderful climate with clear, crisp snowy winters and long, hot summers.

Autumn is a riot of colour, while spring brings wild flowers blooming throughout the region. The warm summer season extends from November to February, where the mercury often rises past 30 degrees Celsius. In the cooler winter season, from June to September temperatures drop to below 0 degrees Celsius overnight, while sunny winter days average around 8 degrees Celsius.

Average monthly temperatures throughout the Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie region in degrees Celsius (°C)
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Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lake Tekapo 21 21 19 15 11 7 6 8 12 15 17 20
Aoraki / Mount Cook 20 20 18 14 11 7 6 8 12 14 16 18