Trail Conditions

What to expect along the Trail

Central Otago is a landlocked region, sheltered from coastal weather with very distinct seasons. Winters are often dry and fine, but frosts are common at night. Roads can get icy, especially in early morning, so be careful when driving. Rainfall is infrequent, although the Strath Taieri valley which is closer to the coast can get more rain.  

Spring weather is the most changeable. Summers, also autumns, are generally warm and dry - but weather can still be variable. New Zealand, is an island nation so it is a good idea to be prepared with some emergency clothing. Warm air rising from the sun-heated plains, to be replaced by dense cooler mountain air, can result in strong winds. 

Current notifiable conditions

Fallen Trees - 23 June 2024

In the area of Oturehua, there are places where trees have fallen across the Trail.  These will be removed on 4 June 2024.

 

 

 

Weather

Clyde

  • Sat 9.19 °C
  • Sun 9.87 °C
  • Mon 8.21 °C
  • Tue 9.83 °C
  • Wed 11.28 °C
  • Thu 12.14 °C
  • Fri 11.48 °C

Middlemarch

  • Sat 9.93 °C
  • Sun 11.14 °C
  • Mon 6.93 °C
  • Tue 10.79 °C
  • Wed 12.43 °C
  • Thu 11.9 °C
  • Fri 12.5 °C

Omakau

  • Sat 7.87 °C
  • Sun 9 °C
  • Mon 7.72 °C
  • Tue 8.52 °C
  • Wed 10.1 °C
  • Thu 10.72 °C
  • Fri 10.79 °C

Oturehua

  • Sat 6.35 °C
  • Sun 7.47 °C
  • Mon 6.13 °C
  • Tue 7.29 °C
  • Wed 10.11 °C
  • Thu 9.98 °C
  • Fri 10.51 °C

Ranfurly

  • Sat 7.11 °C
  • Sun 8.63 °C
  • Mon 5.99 °C
  • Tue 7.99 °C
  • Wed 10.38 °C
  • Thu 10.22 °C
  • Fri 10.9 °C