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Mike Watt

Wellington Weather

By our Wellington Local Expert

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Current Weather

Rain Shower

Rain Shower

12 °C | 54 °F

(feels like
6 °C | 43 °F)

Cloud Cover 100%

Humidity 93%

Visibility 4 km | 3 mls

Wind From S

Wind Conditions 33 km/h | 21 mph

5 Day Forecast

Day

Conditions

High (°C | °F)

Low (°C |°F)

Winds

Tuesday

Sunrise 7:06 AM

Sunset 5:31 PM

Cloudy and cooler with showers
Cloudy and cooler with showers

13 | 55

9 | 48

17 km/h
11 mph

Wednesday

Sunrise 7:07 AM

Sunset 5:30 PM

Mostly sunny; breezy in the afternoon
Mostly sunny; breezy in the afternoon

16 | 61

11 | 52

24 km/h
15 mph

Thursday

Sunrise 7:08 AM

Sunset 5:29 PM

Partly sunny and breezy with a shower in spots
Partly sunny and breezy with a shower in spots

13 | 55

9 | 48

30 km/h
19 mph

Friday

Sunrise 7:10 AM

Sunset 5:27 PM

Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny

16 | 61

12 | 54

19 km/h
12 mph

Saturday

Sunrise 7:11 AM

Sunset 5:26 PM

Sunny
Sunny

17 | 63

12 | 54

14 km/h
9 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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