Fiordland and Milford Sound weather can be very interesting and can see very dramatic changes on a day to day basis or in some cases by the hour, you can also see changes in the weather as you enter different areas of the Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. Fiordland and Milford Sound weather can be different around every corner.
The weather in Milford sound starts to warm up around November, and summer like conditions can last late into March. Milford Sound weather is at its warmest between the months November to March with temperatures around 18 to 25 degrees Celsius (64 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit). The Autumn months of April and May bring a burst of cool mornings crisp still weather with temperatures ranging from 10 to 16 degrees Celsius (50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit) In the Winter snow capped mountain peaks make for spectacular views around Milford Sound but be prepared for frosty mornings and quite cold conditions with temperatures ranging from below 0 in the mornings to single digits in the afternoon.
While you can often enjoy the Milford Sound areas scenic beauty with cloudless skies, when travelling to Milford Sound you should also expect to see some rain with the area having an average annual rain fall of 6.8m (22 feet) making it one of the wettest places on earth. A visit to Milford Sound on a rainy day can be even more spectacular with massive temporary waterfalls cascading down the spectacular vertical cliff faces.