You may have heard Wellington called by its nickname Windy Wellington - and It's true, it can be windy here - being the only capital city in the world located in the 'Roaring Forties' will do that.
Typical summer daytime maximum air temperatures range from 19°C to 24°C, and seldom exceed 30°C. Annual sunshine hours average about 2000 hours, more than many of the other major centres.
Winter is normally the most unsettled time of the year. Typical winter daytime maximum air temperatures range from 10°C to 14°C.
Frost occurs inland during clear calm conditions in winter. Due to Wellington's exposure to weather systems from the Tasman Sea, it can get windy.
The north-westerly airflows prevail in Wellington. Sea breezes occasionally occur along the coast during summer.
It always pays to bring a waterproof or windproof jacket for colder days, but don’t forget your sunhat and sunscreen too. Our summers can be scorching!
Source: National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research
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