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Milford Sound Weather in January, New Zealand

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  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month

    Temperature

    15°C
    59°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

    18°C
    66°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

    10°C
    51°F
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    16 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall

    717 mm

January, 2024

Sun
Mon
1 Avg 17º 63º
Tue
2 Avg 17º 63º
Wed
3 Avg 15º 59º
Thu
4 Avg 16º 61º
Fri
5 Avg 17º 63º
Sat
6 Avg 15º 59º
7 Avg 15º 59º
8 Avg 14º 57º
9 Avg 19º 66º
10 Avg 18º 64º
11 Avg 17º 63º
12 Avg 17º 63º
13 Avg 16º 61º
14 Avg 15º 59º
15 Avg 15º 59º
16 Avg 16º 61º
17 Avg 14º 57º
18 Avg 17º 63º
19 Avg 17º 63º
20 Avg 15º 59º
21 Avg 15º 59º
22 Avg 17º 63º
23 Avg 18º 64º
24 Avg 16º 61º
25 Avg 17º 63º
26 Avg 15º 59º
27 Avg 14º 57º
28 Avg 16º 61º
29 Avg 16º 61º
30 Avg 16º 61º
31 Avg 18º 64º
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Milford Sound, New Zealand, the country's most popular tourist destination, is a majestic fjord located within Fiordland National Park, Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site and the Piopiotahi Marine Reserve in the South Island of New Zealand.

January is the warmest month of the year although the weather is still cool with an average of 15 degrees Celsius.  It can go as low as 1 degree Celsius at night and as high as 21 degrees during daytime, slightly lower than nearby Wanaka in terms of temperature. Milford Sound, New Zealand is one of the wettest places in the world with rainfall at its highest during this month at an average rainfall of 717mm. 

Even with an average of 16 rain days at this resort, it would be a great experience to go on the Real Journeys Milford Sound Scenic Cruise that can be booked at the Visitor Terminal. These cruises start at £36 for 1 hour and 40 minutes and will take visitors onboard modern purpose built vessels with large decks and comfortable lounges that allow a closer look at the beautiful vistas, go near the waterfalls and see seals, dolphins and penguins up close.  January has the highest rainfall throughout the year and is double that of June.

Budget accommodation is available in this popular resort at the Milford Sound Lodge, which provide various options, including luxury riverside chalets, campervan sites, tent sites and backpacker style rooms. Amenities such as the well-equipped guest kitchen and Wi-Fi internet are included. Backpacking cabins cost from £75 per night while quad rooms with 2 bunk beds per room start from £17 per person per night.

Rain or shine, nearby Wanaka is another great place to explore especially on 19 January 2013 when it hosts the Challenge Wanaka Triathlon Festival at Lake Wanaka. It is dubbed the most scenic iron distance triathlon with a combined distance of 226 km.