March 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 March

March, the first month of the autumn in Wellington, is still a comfortable month, with an average temperature ranging between max 17.8°C (64°F) and min 14.3°C (57.7°F).

Temperature

In Wellington, the average high-temperature in March is almost the same as in February - a still enjoyable 17.8°C (64°F). In Wellington, in March, the average low-temperature is 14.3°C (57.7°F).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Wellington, New Zealand, during March, the rain falls for 9.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 26mm (1.02") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 144.3 rainfall days, and 394mm (15.51") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Wellington, New Zealand, the average seawater temperature in March is 16.8°C (62.2°F).
Note: For most, swimming in 16.8°C (62.2°F) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

Daylight

The average length of the day in March in Wellington, New Zealand, is 12h and 22min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:01 am and sunset at 8:05 pm. On the last day of March, in Wellington, sunrise is at 7:34 am and sunset at 7:15 pm NZDT.

Sunshine

In Wellington, the average sunshine in March is 8h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are January through March and December, with an average maximum UV index of 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 in March interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in Wellington?

In Wellington, New Zealand, in March, the average high-temperature is 17.8°C (64°F), and the average low-temperature is 14.3°C (57.7°F).

What are the most humid months in Wellington?

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

What is the average humidity in March in Wellington?

In Wellington, New Zealand, the average relative humidity in March is 80%.

How much does it rain in Wellington in March?

In Wellington, New Zealand, in March, during 9.4 rainfall days, 26mm (1.02") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in March in Wellington?

In March, the average sea temperature in Wellington, New Zealand, 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?

The average day length in March in Wellington, New Zealand, is 12h and 22min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Wellington?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:01 am and sunset at 8:05 pm. On the last day of the month, in Wellington, New Zealand, sunrise is at 7:34 am and sunset at 7:15 pm NZDT.

How long on average sun shines in March in Wellington?

In Wellington, New Zealand, the average sunshine duration in March is 8h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Wellington?

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

How high is the UV index in March in Wellington?

In Wellington, New Zealand, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Wellington, New Zealand

Average temperature in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average high temperature in March: 17.8°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 March: 14.3°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 March
Wellington, New Zealand

Average pressure in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average pressure in March: 1017.7mbar

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 March
Wellington, New Zealand

Average wind speed in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average wind speed in March: 23.1km/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 March
Wellington, New Zealand

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

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Average rainfall in March
Wellington, New Zealand

Average rainfall in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average rainfall in March: 26mm

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 March
Wellington, New Zealand

Average rainfall days in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average rainfall days in March: 9.4 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 March
Wellington, New Zealand

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).

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

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 22min

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 March: 8h 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 March
Wellington, New Zealand

Average sunshine days in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average sunshine days in March: 19 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 March
Wellington, New Zealand

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

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Average cloud cover in March
Wellington, New Zealand

Average cloud cover in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average cloud cover in March: 33

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 March
Wellington, New Zealand

Average visibility in March - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average visibility in March: 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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