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Mike Watt

Wellington Weather

By our Wellington Local Expert

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Current Weather

Drizzle

Drizzle

16 °C | 61 °F

(feels like
11 °C | 52 °F)

Cloud Cover 75%

Humidity 93%

Visibility 8 km | 5 mls

Wind From N

Wind Conditions 31 km/h | 19 mph

5 Day Forecast

Day

Conditions

High (°C | °F)

Low (°C |°F)

Winds

Friday

Sunrise 5:44 AM

Sunset 8:54 PM

A morning shower in spots; otherwise, partly sunny and breezy
A morning shower in spots; otherwise, partly sunny and breezy

20 | 68

16 | 61

27 km/h
17 mph

Saturday

Sunrise 5:45 AM

Sunset 8:54 PM

Cloudy with a passing shower in the afternoon
Cloudy with a passing shower in the afternoon

20 | 68

14 | 57

20 km/h
13 mph

Sunday

Sunrise 5:45 AM

Sunset 8:55 PM

Partly sunny
Partly sunny

19 | 66

13 | 55

19 km/h
12 mph

Monday

Sunrise 5:46 AM

Sunset 8:55 PM

Clouds to start, then sunshine returns
Clouds to start, then sunshine returns

19 | 66

14 | 57

8 km/h
5 mph

Tuesday

Sunrise 5:46 AM

Sunset 8:56 PM

Sunny
Sunny

20 | 68

14 | 57

11 km/h
7 mph

Known as 'Windy Wellington', the capital city can often feel colder than it actually is due to the north-westerly winds prevailing in the city. Sea breezes occasionally occur along the coast during summer.

During the summer months of December to February, the temperature tends to rise to between 19C and 24C with 30C being the exception. The city enjoys about 2000 hours of sunshine every year placing in in amongst the top sunshine regions of New Zealand.

As you would expect, the winter months of June to August bring more unsettled weather to the region. You can expect maximum daytime temperatures of between 10C and 14C with some early morning frosts. 

 

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg. High °C
(°F)
20.3
(68.5)
20.6
(69.1)
19
(66)
16.7
(62.1)
14.2
(57.6)
12
(54)
11.4
(52.5)
12
(54)
13.5
(56.3)
15
(59)
16.6
(61.9)
18.5
(65.3)
15.8
(60.4)
Avg. Low °C
(°F)
13.4
(56.1)
13.6
(56.5)
12.6
(54.7)
10.9
(51.6)
8.8
(47.8)
6.9
(44.4)
6.3
(43.3)
6.5
(43.7)
7.7
(45.9)
9
(48)
10.3
(50.5)
12.2
(54.0)
9.9
(49.8)
Rainfall mm
(inches)
72
(2.83)
62
(2.44)
92
(3.62)
100
(3.94)
117
(4.61)
147
(5.79)
136
(5.35)
123
(4.84)
100
(3.94)
115
(4.53)
99
(3.9)
86
(3.39)
1,249
(49.17)
Avg. Sunshine Hrs. 246 209 191 155 128 98 117 136 156 193 210 226 2,065

 

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