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

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

When to go to Wellington, New Zealand

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

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

January

In January, Wellington is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (mid 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Wellington, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Wellington during February, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Wellington 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 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Wellington during April, you are likely to find that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Wellington in May, you will notice that it is relatively cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Wellington can be very chilly and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Wellington is brisk and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Wellington is brisk and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Wellington is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

In October, Wellington can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Wellington, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Wellington in November, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Wellington during December, you are likely to find that it is balmy 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 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Wellington, 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 Wellington
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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