October 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

Weather in October

October in Wellington, New Zealand, is a moderate spring month, with average temperature ranging between max 13.8°C (56.8°F) and min 10.5°C (50.9°F).

Temperature

In Wellington, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in September - a moderate 13.8°C (56.8°F). The average low-temperature, in Wellington, is 10.5°C (50.9°F).

Humidity

In October, the average relative humidity is 79%.

Rainfall

In Wellington, New Zealand, during October, the rain falls for 13.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 34mm (1.34") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Wellington, there are 144.3 rainfall days, and 394mm (15.51") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Wellington, the average water temperature is 13.2°C (55.8°F).
Note: At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

Daylight

In Wellington, the average length of the day in October is 13.2h.

Sunshine

In Wellington, the average sunshine is 7.8h.

UV index

In October, the average daily maximum UV index is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In October, the average maximum UV index of 4 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for 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.
[Resources]

FAQ

What is the temperature in October in Wellington?

In Wellington, in October, the average high-temperature is 13.8°C (56.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 10.5°C (50.9°F).

What is the average humidity in October in Wellington?

In Wellington, New Zealand, the average relative humidity in October is 79%.

How much does it rain in Wellington in October?

In Wellington, in October, it is raining for 13.7 days, with typically 34mm (1.34") of accumulated precipitation.

How cold is the water in October in Wellington?

In Wellington, New Zealand, in October, the average water temperature is 13.2°C (55.8°F). Swimming in 13.2°C (55.8°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

What is the average length of the day in October in Wellington?

In Wellington, New Zealand, the average length of the day in October is 13.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Wellington have in October?

The average sunshine in October in Wellington, New Zealand, is 7.8h.

What is the UV index intensity in October in Wellington?

In Wellington, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in October
Wellington, New Zealand

Average temperature in October - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average high temperature in October: 13.8°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 October: 10.5°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).

[Resources]

Average pressure in October
Wellington, New Zealand

Average pressure in October - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average pressure in October: 1012.4mbar

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

[Resources]

Average wind speed in October
Wellington, New Zealand

Average wind speed in October - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average wind speed in October: 26.8km/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).

[Resources]

Average humidity in October
Wellington, New Zealand

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

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

[Resources]

Average rainfall in October
Wellington, New Zealand

Average rainfall in October - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average rainfall in October: 34mm

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

[Resources]

Average rainfall days in October
Wellington, New Zealand

Average rainfall days in October - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average rainfall days in October: 13.7 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).

[Resources]

Average sea temperature in October
Wellington, New Zealand

Average sea temperature in October - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average sea temperature in October: 13.2°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).

[Resources]

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

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average daylight in October: 13.2h

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

  • Average sunshine in October: 7.8h

The month with the most sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 9.4h).
The month with the least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 5.4h).

[Resources]

Average sunshine days in October
Wellington, New Zealand

Average sunshine days in October - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average sunshine days in October: 14.5 days

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

[Resources]

Average UV index in October
Wellington, New Zealand

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

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

[Resources]

Average cloud cover in October
Wellington, New Zealand

Average cloud cover in October - Wellington, New Zealand
  • Average cloud cover in October: 36

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

[Resources]

Average visibility in October
Wellington, New Zealand

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

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

[Resources]