February weather forecast
Wellington, New Zealand

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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 February

February continues the warm trend set by January, albeit with a slight drop in daytime temperatures. It’s important to remember that while February is typically thought of as the last month of summer in Wellington, it ushers in an air of transition as the days gradually draw shorter. Outdoor enthusiasts can engage in their activities under 13.7 hours of daylight. The rainfall for February is constant at 20mm (0.79"), staying in line with previous months. Although there’s an increase in wind speed, Wellington continues to bask in a gentle summer breeze and sunny weather.

Temperature

February temperatures in Wellington tend to peak at an average high of 18.8°C (65.8°F) and dip to a low of 15.4°C (59.7°F).

Humidity

February through April and December, with an average relative humidity of 80%, are the most humid months.

Rainfall

The months with the least rainfall in Wellington are January and February Rain falls for 8 days and accumulates 20mm (0.79") of rain.

Sea temperature

The month with the warmest seawater is February, with an average sea temperature of 17.1°C (62.8°F).
Note: A surface water temperature of 17.1°C (62.8°F) does not provide an enjoyable swimming experience for most. Breathing control becomes more challenging as the water temperature drops below 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

The average length of the day in February in Wellington is 13h and 42min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:25 am and sunset at 8:42 pm. On the last day of February, sunrise is at 7:00 am and sunset at 8:05 pm NZDT.

Sunshine

In February, the average sunshine is 8.2h.

UV index

January through March and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In February, a regular UV index of 5 translates into these guidelines:
Act with care - Obligation to protect against skin and eye damage is highlighted. UV radiation from the Sun is most dangerous during midday; take precautions and seek shade. Outfit yourself in sun-safe attire, like long sleeves, pants, a hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.
Updated: Jan 27, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What month is the hottest in Wellington?

February is the warmest month in Wellington, New Zealand, with an average high-temperature of 18.8°C (65.8°F) and an average low-temperature of 15.4°C (59.7°F).

What is the average February temperature in Wellington?

In February, in Wellington, the average high-temperature is 18.8°C (65.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 15.4°C (59.7°F).

What is the most humid month in Wellington?

The months with the highest humidity in Wellington, New Zealand, are February through April and December, with an average relative humidity of 80%.

What is the average humidity in February in Wellington?

The average relative humidity in February is 80%.

What is the driest month in Wellington?

The months with the least rainfall in Wellington are January and February Rain falls for 8 days and accumulates 20mm (0.79") of rain.

How much does it rain in Wellington in February?

In Wellington, during February, the rain falls for 8 days and regularly aggregates up to 20mm (0.79") of precipitation.

What month is the sea warmest in Wellington?

The month with the warmest seawater in Wellington, New Zealand, is February, with an average sea temperature of 17.1°C (62.8°F).

How cold is the water in February in Wellington?

In Wellington, New Zealand, the average seawater temperature in February is 17.1°C (62.8°F). Swimming in 17.1°C (62.8°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

How many hours of daylight does Wellington have in February?

In February, the average day length is 13h and 42min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in February in Wellington?

In February, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:25 am and sunset at 8:42 pm. On the last day of the month, in Wellington, New Zealand, sunrise is at 7:00 am and sunset at 8:05 pm NZDT.

How long on average sun shines in February in Wellington?

In February, the average sunshine duration is 8.2h.

When is the highest UV index in Wellington?

The months with the highest UV index are January through March and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5.

How high is the UV index in February in Wellington?

In Wellington, the average daily maximum UV index in February is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in February
Wellington, New Zealand

Average temperature in February - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average high temperature in February: 18.8°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 February: 15.4°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).

Average pressure in February
Wellington, New Zealand

Average pressure in February - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average pressure in February: 1015.3mbar

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

Average wind speed in February
Wellington, New Zealand

Average wind speed in February - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average wind speed in February: 23.3km/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).

Average humidity in February
Wellington, New Zealand

Average humidity in February - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average humidity in February: 80%

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

Average rainfall in February
Wellington, New Zealand

Average rainfall in February - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average rainfall in February: 20mm

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

Average rainfall days in February
Wellington, New Zealand

Average rainfall days in February - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average rainfall days in February: 8 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).

Average sea temperature in February
Wellington, New Zealand

Average sea temperature in February - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average sea temperature in February: 17.1°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).

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

Average daylight in February / Average sunshine in February - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average daylight in February: 13h and 4min

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 12min).

  • Average sunshine in February: 8h and 1min

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).

Average sunshine days in February
Wellington, New Zealand

Average sunshine days in February - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average sunshine days in February: 17.8 days

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

Average UV index in February
Wellington, New Zealand

Average UV index in February - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average UV index in February: 5

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).

Average cloud cover in February
Wellington, New Zealand

Average cloud cover in February - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average cloud cover in February: 30

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

Average visibility in February
Wellington, New Zealand

Average visibility in February - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average visibility in February: 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).

Wellington, New Zealand

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