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Mike Watt

Wellington Weather

By our Wellington Local Expert

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Current Weather

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly Cloudy

13 °C | 55 °F

(feels like
8 °C | 46 °F)

Cloud Cover 75%

Humidity 76%

Visibility 16 km | 10 mls

Wind From N

Wind Conditions 33 km/h | 21 mph

5 Day Forecast

Day

Conditions

High (°C | °F)

Low (°C |°F)

Winds

Sunday

Sunrise 7:27 AM

Sunset 5:28 PM

Windy; sun and areas of high clouds this morning, then becoming overcast
Windy; sun and areas of high clouds this morning, then becoming overcast

13 | 55

11 | 52

32 km/h
20 mph

Monday

Sunrise 7:25 AM

Sunset 5:29 PM

Very windy; a brief morning shower; otherwise, mostly cloudy
Very windy; a brief morning shower; otherwise, mostly cloudy

14 | 57

12 | 54

40 km/h
25 mph

Tuesday

Sunrise 7:24 AM

Sunset 5:30 PM

Windy with rain
Windy with rain

14 | 57

8 | 46

35 km/h
22 mph

Wednesday

Sunrise 7:23 AM

Sunset 5:30 PM

Mostly sunny and breezy
Mostly sunny and breezy

12 | 54

8 | 46

20 km/h
13 mph

Thursday

Sunrise 7:22 AM

Sunset 5:31 PM

Mostly cloudy with showers, mainly early in the day
Mostly cloudy with showers, mainly early in the day

12 | 54

8 | 46

17 km/h
11 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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