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Wellington Weather

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Weather in Wellington

The city enjoys about 169 days of sunshine per year with temperatures reaching summer highs of around 25°C (77°F). In winter, temperatures tend to fall to around 4°C (39°F). However, winter winds can be very cold so it always pays to wrap up well. Wellington does suffer from high rainfall, with June and July being the wettest months. January and February has the best events, welcoming everything from the Wellington Cup Carnival and Summer City Festival to the New Zealand Fringe Festival and the Wellington Jazz Festival.

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Friday
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
16
°C
0
4
sw
60-80%
1006 mb
good
Saturday
Sunny
Sunny skies
14
°C
0
11
sse
0-20%
1017 mb
good
Sunday
Sunny
Sunny skies
14
°C
0
17
nnw
0-20%
1010 mb
good
Monday
Sunny
Sunny skies
15
°C
1.3
14
nw
0-20%
1003 mb
good
Tuesday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
13
°C
0.1
4
sw
60-80%
1005 mb
good
Wednesday
Cloudy
Cloudy skies
14
°C
0.3
21
nw
60-80%
1000 mb
good
Thursday
Sunny
Sunny skies
11
°C
0
8
sw
0-20%
1012 mb
good
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Last updated: 2018-09-22 01:15:52
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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