Jump to content
Weather in NZ Sth Island April
9 replies to this topic
Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:28 PM
We are touring NZ South Island from March 26 until April 13th. Just wondering if there's any one here who can advise regarding the weather that time of year, and appropriate clothing for 1 x 3yr old and 2 x 5yr olds.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:38 PM
We were there pre-children and it was a mix of mild spring weather (tshirt and jeans) and needing a sweater as well. Nights were cold but just needing a hat kind of cold. Where are you going?
Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:43 PM
As op said - quite nice and warm in the sin during the day, but could be quite cold at night. When we were there in April there was early snow on some of the roads etc Depends where you are from? If you're in Sydney it's not too bad, but if you're in QLD you will notice the difference more. HTH
Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:45 PM
Usually the South Island gets between
So it looks like warm winter woolies.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:45 PM
I was on the North Island in December & happened to freeze the entire trip.
Disclaimer - I am Qld born & bred & freeze at anything less than about 20 degrees.
From the NZ weather people, average minimums are around 6 - 8 & the average maximum's are between 16 & 20.
Also asked my kiwi SIL & she receomends packing jeans & t-shirts, as well as warm jumpers - it can be quite cold if you are not used to it.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:58 PM
I'll be there 19th to 28th April, and was there April last year.
It's crisp in autumn in comparison to Sydney. Definitely need a jacket for the day, and can be quite cold at night in April. But usually the days are beautiful.
I use this website when I am over there and when I lived there..it even tells you how many layers recommended to wear for each day!
Enjoy your trip, it's a great place!
Edited by Chchgirl, 13 February 2013 - 02:00 PM.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:52 PM
We will be also touring the South Island in March, 9th-18th and were wondering whether we would need a parka for the girls. We have a light weight water proof jacket and plan to take layers to try to adapt for a range of temps - would you think that would be ok?
Can't wait to get there!
Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:25 AM
I'm from Christchurch and I would advise if you aren't used to the cold, definitely do the layers thing. It can be warm during the day but feel cold during the night. Hope you have an awesome time!!
Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:44 PM
Ok, we're QLDers so no doubt will really feel the difference. I was considering getting snow/ski type jackets for the girls, but wasn't sure it would be worth the expense if it's not going to be that cold. We are doing some night tours eg Te Anau glow worms, penguins etc.
Will check out that metservice link.
We're starting in Christchurch and bacisally heading anticlockwise around the sth island, but going right up into the Marlborough Sound, and also all the way to Curio Bay.
Will flanalette Pjs for the kids be warm enough? or track suits? singlets?
Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:46 AM
anonebber: flannel pj's are prefect. Possibly with a pair of socks. I would suggest layering more than anything, at least that way you, if you get warm etc just shed the layers!
Hope you have an awesome time!
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
At times, I feel pretty worthless. In those moments, all I want to do is curl up into a ball and hide in the dark. I can try to quiet my mind, but it won?t shut up.
An Italian woman has been told the twins she is three months pregnant with are not hers.
My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.
In my opinion, the first three months after the birth are the most intense. Here's what got me through that time after welcoming my baby.
Weaning your child off the dummy can be a traumatic experience for both of you. Here are some tips to help you through.
Two women share their stories of longing for a baby so much that they each decided not to wait for a partner before becoming a mum.
An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.
We tried the Mountain Buggy nano and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. As the ultimate travel stroller, it's practical, has great features, and looks fab, too.
Daly Thomas and her two young sons were walking home from church on Tuesday afternoon. Her youngest son never made it.
Don?t adjust your screen: this bright beauty is coming to you in full colour.
If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
Check out the good looking new release of the Vibe 3 and the Verve 4-wheeler inline strollers. To celebrate their release, we have a Vibe with double kit to give away.
From birth to one year and beyond, read about baby sleep, soothing techniques, routines, and sleep school experiences.
Although I?m jumping out of my skin to take my child-free holiday, I?m dreading the goodbye. But I?m determined to make the most of it without tarnishing it with guilt or sadness about leaving the kids.
Parents of children who suffer from eczema will know only too well the scratching that occurs around the clock. A new clothing range aims to help make everyone more comfortable.
What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.
Looking after grandchildren can help grandmothers ward off brain disease - but it's also possible to get too much of a good thing, researchers say.
After two water births at home, I was determined to give birth to my son the same way. I just hoped this birth would be quicker than my last two.
If you?re confused by food labels, you?re not alone. Next time you?re shopping for food, look out for these seven common labelling tricks.
Free Printable Activities
Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.