August weather forecast
Wellington, New Zealand

A red cable bus on the road in Wellington, New Zealand, with the view of the sea, mountains, and the city in the distance
A red cable bus on the road in Wellington, New Zealand, with the view of the sea, mountains, and the city in the distance

Weather in August

August, the last month of the winter in Wellington, is also a fresh month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 9.5°C (49.1°F) and an average high of 11.8°C (53.2°F).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in July - a still fresh 11.8°C (53.2°F). The average low-temperature, in Wellington, is 9.5°C (49.1°F).

Humidity

In August, the average relative humidity in Wellington is 79%.

Rainfall

In Wellington, during 13.4 rainfall days, 35mm (1.38") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Wellington, there are 144.3 rainfall days, and 394mm (15.51") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

The month with the coldest seawater is August, with an average sea temperature of 12.3°C (54.1°F).
Note: Swimming in 12.3°C (54.1°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in August in Wellington is 10h and 31min.
On the first day of August, sunrise is at 7:29 am and sunset at 5:25 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:48 am and sunset at 5:54 pm NZST.

Sunshine

In Wellington, New Zealand, the average sunshine in August is 7h.

UV index

In Wellington, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In August, the average maximum UV index of 4 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in August in Wellington?

The average high-temperature, in August, in Wellington, is 11.8°C (53.2°F), while the average low-temperature is 9.5°C (49.1°F).

What is the average humidity in August in Wellington?

In Wellington, the average relative humidity in August is 79%.

How many days does it rain in August in Wellington?

In Wellington, during August, the rain falls for 13.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 35mm (1.38") of precipitation.

What is the month with the coldest sea water in Wellington?

August is the month with the coldest seawater in Wellington, with an average sea temperature of 12.3°C (54.1°F).

What is the water temperature in August in Wellington?

In Wellington, New Zealand, the average seawater temperature in August is 12.3°C (54.1°F). Swimming in 12.3°C (54.1°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

How many hours of daylight does Wellington have in August?

In Wellington, the average day length in August is 10h and 31min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in August in Wellington?

On the first day of August in Wellington, sunrise is at 7:29 am and sunset at 5:25 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:48 am and sunset at 5:54 pm NZST.

How many hours of sunshine does Wellington have in August?

The average sunshine duration in August in Wellington, New Zealand, is 7h.

What is the UV index intensity in August in Wellington?

The average daily maximum UV index in August is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in August
Wellington, New Zealand

Average temperature in August - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average high temperature in August: 11.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (18.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (11.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 9.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is February (15.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (9°C).

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Average pressure in August
Wellington, New Zealand

Average pressure in August - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average pressure in August: 1013.3mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is March (1017.7mbar).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are September and November (1012.2mbar).

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Average wind speed in August
Wellington, New Zealand

Average wind speed in August - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average wind speed in August: 24.1km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is September (26.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is March (23.1km/h).

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Average humidity in August
Wellington, New Zealand

Average humidity in August - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average humidity in August: 79%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February, March, April and December (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (78%).

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Average rainfall in August
Wellington, New Zealand

Average rainfall in August - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average rainfall in August: 35mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (47mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and February (20mm).

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Average rainfall days in August
Wellington, New Zealand

Average rainfall days in August - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average rainfall days in August: 13.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (14.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (8 days).

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Average sea temperature in August
Wellington, New Zealand

Average sea temperature in August - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average sea temperature in August: 12.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is February (17.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (12.3°C).

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Average daylight in August /
Average sunshine in August
Wellington, New Zealand

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average daylight in August: 10h and 31min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 15h and 6min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 9h and 15min).

  • Average sunshine in August: 7h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 9h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 5h and 24min).

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Average sunshine days in August
Wellington, New Zealand

Average sunshine days in August - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average sunshine days in August: 13.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (19 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (11.5 days).

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Average UV index in August
Wellington, New Zealand

Average UV index in August - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average UV index in August: 4

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March and December (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are May and June (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in August
Wellington, New Zealand

Average cloud cover in August - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average cloud cover in August: 40

The month with the most cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in August
Wellington, New Zealand

Average visibility in August - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average visibility in August: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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