Kingston, New Zealand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Kingston, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Kingston, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Kingston, New Zealand

Based on the climate and weather in Kingston, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Kingston, New Zealand by month

January

If you visit Kingston during January, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear

February

If you visit Kingston during February, you are likely to find that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece

March

If you visit Kingston during March, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear

April

If you vacation in Kingston during April, you are likely to find that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

May

May in Kingston is cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

June

If you visit Kingston during June, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow once in a while. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

July

If you go to Kingston in July, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow once in a while.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces

August

If you vacation in Kingston during August, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Umbrella

September

September in this region is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat

October

October in this region is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost sometimes. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear

November

If you are traveling to Kingston in November, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

December

If you go to Kingston in December, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kingston, New Zealand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kingston, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types I
  • A SIM card that works in Kingston

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