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NZ West Coast climate

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1. Posted by crazylegs (Budding Member 52 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

What's the climate like on the west coast at places like Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound and Franz Joseph? Will I need snow chains to drive in the conditions?

2. Posted by chemgal (Full Member 149 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

When are you planning on travelling?

3. Posted by crazylegs (Budding Member 52 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Sometime this month or early next month.

4. Posted by chemgal (Full Member 149 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

You may need chains to go over the Haast Pass from Franz Josef to Queenstown or if you are travelling from Wanaka to Queenstown over the Crown Range.
It only really gets snowy in the mountains, you won't have to worry about too much snow in the towns. The temperate should be between 0 and 15 degrees. Lots of rain on the West Coast though.