When is the best time to go to Wellington?

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

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

Annual weather in Wellington

Infographic of the best times to visit Wellington
Infographic of the best times to visit Wellington ©whereandwhen.net

Weather details in Wellington month by month

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Wellington for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Weather and climate in Wellington

Wellington enjoys a temperate oceanic climate (with warm summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Wellington is 61°F (ranging from 54°F in july to 67°F in february). Annual rainfall is 35.2in, with a minimum of 2in in january and a maximum of 4.3in in june.
  • From january to april the climate is beautiful. In average, on the morning it is 58°F and it rains about 3in each month.
  • Between the months of may and november the climate is correct. The record temperature this month is 68°F and it rains in november about 3in.
  • In the month of december the climate is good. By early evening, the temperature averages 63°F.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Wellington

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Wellington: 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


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Wellington

Find out when Wellington has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Wellington

  • Very low season in Wellington
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: May, June, July and August.
  • Low season in Wellington
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: April, September and October.
  • High season in Wellington
    The number of visitors to Wellington is high in: January, March and November.
  • Peak season in Wellington
    The largest number of tourists visiting Wellington is during: February and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Wellington month by month

Best time for low prices in Wellington

Average prices of hotels in Wellington month by month

Generally, April is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Wellington. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, November is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Wellington

On average, it costs $ 49 per day to hire a car in Wellington. This price varies by $ 20 depending on the month. In june, hiring a car costs an average of $ 41 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in february is $ 60.

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