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Daylight hours in July

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Daylight hours in July

How many daylight hours in July are there? I am driving from Christchurch to Te Anau, but I assume actual "light on the road" might be minimal that time of year. Please advise on driving hours and light. thx

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There is more to consider than hours of daylight.

Black ice is what brings many undone and is likely to be found before 1000hrs and after 1600hrs. Black ice hangs around all day in shaded cuttings and timber bridges.


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Oz is right. It is light by 8am in July and getting darker by 5pm. But road driving conditions in Winter can include ice, snow and rain. It can be slower. If unfamiliar with roads you wouldnt want to drive winter condition roads outside urban areas before 10 or after 4.

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I agree with previous poster. Also, make sure you have a waterproof hooded jacket/coat, warm clothing and a change of footwear in the car with you. NZ weather can be very unpredictable, and in that area cold and wet (as in torrential rain!) Also I'd be making sure I kept the petrol tank full as it is quite a remote area!

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I hope you don't plan this drive in one day?!?

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Why wouldn't they drive it in one day? Sure you're in the car for a reasonable amount of time, but people all over the world spend a lot longer in cars than what is being proposed here.

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