Wellington
New Zealand
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
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
March, the first month of the autumn, in Wellington, is also an enjoyable month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 19°C (66.2°F) and an average low of 12.4°C (54.3°F).

Temperature

In Wellington, the average high-temperature in March is practically the same as in February - an enjoyable 19°C (66.2°F). In Wellington, in March, the average low-temperature is 12.4°C (54.3°F).

Humidity

In Wellington, the average relative humidity in March is 82.2%.

Rainfall

In Wellington, in March, it is raining for 8.3 days, with typically 86.1mm (3.4") of accumulated precipitation. In Wellington, during the entire year, the rain falls for 124 days and collects up to 1243.6mm (49") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Wellington, the average seawater temperature is 16.8°C (62.2°F).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 16.8°C (62.2°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

In Wellington, the average length of the day in March is 12.4h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 6.3h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Wellington is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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.

What is the temperature in March in Wellington?

The average high-temperature, in March, in Wellington, New Zealand, is 19°C (66.2°F), while the average low-temperature is 12.4°C (54.3°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Wellington?

In March, the average relative humidity in Wellington, New Zealand, is 82.2%.

How many days does it rain in March in Wellington?

In Wellington, in March, it is raining for 8.3 days, with typically 86.1mm (3.4") of accumulated precipitation.

How cold is the water in March in Wellington?

In March, the average sea temperature in Wellington is 16.8°C (62.2°F). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 16.8°C (62.2°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

How many hours of daylight does Wellington have in March?

In March, the average length of the day in Wellington, New Zealand, is 12.4h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Wellington?

The average sunshine in March is 6.3h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Wellington?

In Wellington, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average high temperature in March: 19°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (20.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (11.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 12.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is February (13.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (5.9°C).

Average humidity in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average humidity in March: 82.2%

The month with the highest relative humidity is July (86.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is November (78.9%).

Average rainfall in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average rainfall in March: 86.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (136.4mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (76.9mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average rainfall days in March: 8.3 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are June and July (13.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (7 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average sea temperature in March: 16.8°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 March / Average sunshine in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average daylight in March: 12.4h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 15.1h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6.3h

The month with most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 7.8h).
The month with least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 3.4h).

Average UV index in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average UV index in March: 7

The month with the highest UV index is January (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 1).