When is the best time to go to Nelson?

When is the best time to go to Nelson? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Nelson are January, February, March, April, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March and December
  • July is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are April, June, August and December
  • The best months for swimming are January, February and March

For full information about the climate and weather in Nelson a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 61°F/74°F
February 61°F/74°F
March 59°F/70°F
April 54°F/65°F
May 49°F/61°F
June 45°F/56°F
July 43°F/56°F
August 45°F/56°F
September 49°F/58°F
October 52°F/63°F
November 54°F/67°F
December 56°F/70°F

Weather and climate in Nelson

  • In the month of january the climate is favorable. It is for example 74°F as maximum temperature in january and, in january, 9 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of february the climate is very good. The record temperature this month is 86°F and it rains about 20% of the time in february.
  • Between march and april the climate is good. At lunchtime, it's 65°F in average and it rains about 4.2in each month.
  • From may to june the climate is okay. By early evening, the temperature averages 49°F and it rains about 32% of the time in june.
  • In july the climate is very bad. In average, on the morning it is 40°F and it rains in july about 3.7in.
  • From august to october the climate is correct. In average, on the morning it is 45°F and it rains in october about 3.4in.
  • Between the months of november and december the climate is beautiful. the thermometer goes up to 70°F°C and it rains about 3.9in each month.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Nelson

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Nelson: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


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