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Wellington Climate & Temperature

  • Wellington, New Zealand is at 4116'S, 17445'E, 127 m (417 ft). See map.
  • Wellington has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Kppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Wellington is situated in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 12.8 degrees Celsius (55 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.5 °C (15.3°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic,subtype barely hyperoceanic. Wellington Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 11.7°C (53°F) on average falling to 5.7°C (42.2°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 15°C (59°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 8.7°C (47.6°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 19.7°C (67.4°F) and average low temperatures are 12.7°C (54.8°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 16.7°C (62°F) during the day and lows of 10°C (50°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1264.6 mm (49.8 inches) which is equivalent to 1264.6 Litres/m (31.02 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 2012 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Wellington you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Salamanca/ Matacan, Spain where you would find a Mediterranean climate (Cool temperate steppe biome).

Wellington Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 11 (52) 12 (54) 13 (55) 15 (59) 17 (63) 19 (66) 20 (68) 20 (68) 19 (66) 17 (63) 14 (57) 12 (54) 16 (60)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 9 (47) 9 (48) 11 (51) 12 (54) 14 (56) 16 (60) 17 (62) 17 (63) 16 (61) 14 (57) 11 (52) 9 (49) 13 (55)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 5 (41) 6 (43) 7 (45) 9 (48) 10 (50) 12 (54) 13 (55) 13 (55) 12 (54) 10 (50) 8 (46) 6 (43) 9 (49)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 142 (6) 135 (5) 104 (4) 99 (4) 94 (4) 91 (4) 78 (3) 60 (2) 96 (4) 107 (4) 121 (5) 139 (5) 1265 (50)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 18 (58) 16 (52) 14 (47) 14 (45) 12 (40) 12 (39) 10 (32) 9 (32) 10 (32) 13 (43) 15 (48) 16 (53) 159 (43)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 3h 29' 4h 29' 5h 40' 5h 54' 6h 34' 7h 09' 7h 32' 6h 54' 6h 05' 5h 02' 3h 48' 3h 32' 5h 30'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 31' 10h 33' 11h 55' 13h 19' 14h 31' 15h 06' 14h 47' 13h 47' 12h 28' 11h 03' 9h 51' 9h 14' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 37 (63) 43 (57) 48 (52) 45 (55) 46 (54) 48 (52) 52 (48) 51 (49) 50 (50) 46 (54) 39 (61) 39 (61) 46 (54)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 28.2 36.5 47.9 59.1 68.4 72.2 68.6 59.2 48.6 37 28.6 25.3 48.3

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