Your Queenstown Marathon forecast


It won’t be dry but don’t expect a deluge, either, for tomorrow’s Queenstown International Marathon.

Entries have swollen to almost 9000 for the event, which last year, during its inaugural running, was hit by tough weather – prompting organisers to call runners .

Metservice meteorologist Rob Kerr tells Mountain Scene: “I wouldn’t say it’s going to be dry.”

Queenstown is expected to have showers throughout the night into the wee hours of Saturday morning.

By around 5am tomorrow it’s likely to have eased off to fine spells with chances of rain.

Kerr: “There will be one or two showers across the region for most of the morning into the early afternoon.”

During dry spells, westerlies will blow through.

Morning temperatures are predicted to be around eight degrees creeping up to a high of 16.

Kerr remains hopeful the Queenstown landscape will keep the rain at bay.

“The way the terrain is it might get caught up in the ranges and you might not see very much of it in the town itself”.