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Wellington Region Weather And Best Time To Visit Wellington Region
Wellington is a city in New Zealand, known for its urban chic culture as well as lovely weather. Considering the compact nature of the country, the weather in New Zealand does not differ much. The weather in Wellington is very similar to any other destination in the country. There are four distinct seasons and each season has a characteristic flavour. While summers are the holiday season, Wellington is rather crowded. Winter and spring are mostly considered the wet seasons, making autumn the best time to visit the town of Wellington.
Summer: December to February
Summers in Wellington are nice and pleasant, sometimes bordering on hot. The temperatures are average at around 26°C during the day, barely going above 30°C. Summers in Wellington are considered to be rather unpredictable. The season is marked by random and sudden gales and strong winds. This is also the holiday season in New Zealand, making it extremely crowded and harder to find accommodation. But if planned in advance, summers can be a good time to enjoy the outdoors and hit the beach. A couple of festivals like the New Zealand Festival take place during summer.
Autumn: March to May
Autumn in Wellington is considered the best season. The city receives relatively less or no rainfall, making it one of the driest seasons. The temperatures remain almost constant at around 21°C during the day and can go down to about 14°C during nights. The city receives a very good amount of sunshine making it ideal for outdoor explorations. Schools re-open and the holiday season in the country is almost at a close, making it nice and quiet. It is also easy to find cheap accommodations. With one of the most predictable weather patterns and the least busy times, autumn is easily the best time to visit the city.
Winter: June to August
The city of Wellington receives its nickname ‘Windy Welly’ from this season. Winters in Wellington receive the most amount of rainfall during the year. Along with rains, there are strong winds throughout the season. While cities in the Southern Island receive snow, winter is a time for ski and other winter sports which attract a lot of crowds. Wellington, on the other hand, does not get snow-fall. Temperatures range from 8°C to 11°C during the days and can go down during the nights. Winters in Wellington are considered the low season. But if you don’t mind the rain, winters can make for a romantic trip. Costs of all services come down, making it one of the cheapest times to visit the city.
Spring: September to November
Spring in Wellington is known for its bloom. While the dark clouds still linger and there is rainfall, the temperatures climb up considerably, ranging from 21°C to 24°C during the days. The sunshine hours increase, making it quite pleasant. The city also takes on a number of colours during the season making it a good time to visit the parks and gardens around. The Spring Festival is also quite popular during the season.