The best times to visit Lower Hutt for ideal weather are

November 12th to April 29th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

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Weather in Lower Hutt

Temperature

Average temperatures in Lower Hutt vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Lower Hutt, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid February where highs are regularly around 71°F (21.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.9°F (14.4°C) at night.

Lower Hutt Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Lower Hutt Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Lower Hutt Perceived Temperature (F)

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Lower Hutt Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Lower Hutt Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 69.9 63 56.9
Feb 69.8 63.1 56.9
Mar 68 61.6 55.4
Apr 63.6 58.2 52.3
May 59.5 54.7 48.7
Jun 56 51.3 44.8
Jul 54.2 49.7 43.7
Aug 55.7 50.8 44.8
Sep 57.9 52.6 46.7
Oct 60.5 54.7 48.3
Nov 63.8 57.4 51.3
Dec 67.9 61.4 55.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 21.1 17.2 13.8
Feb 21 17.3 13.8
Mar 20 16.4 13
Apr 17.6 14.6 11.3
May 15.3 12.6 9.3
Jun 13.3 10.7 7.1
Jul 12.3 9.8 6.5
Aug 13.2 10.4 7.1
Sep 14.4 11.4 8.2
Oct 15.8 12.6 9.1
Nov 17.7 14.1 10.7
Dec 19.9 16.3 12.9


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lower Hutt are November, February, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late November. For example, on the week of November 19th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in Lower Hutt? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Lower Hutt.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lower Hutt (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 15% 0 2.2
Feb 13% 0 1.7
Mar 17% 0 2.5
Apr 18% 0 2.8
May 27% 0 4.1
Jun 31% 0 3.8
Jul 28% 0 3.7
Aug 25% 0 4
Sep 25% 0 2.8
Oct 24% 0 3.4
Nov 13% 0 1.4
Dec 18% 0 2.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 0 5.6
Feb 13 0 4.3
Mar 17 0 6.4
Apr 18 0 7.1
May 27 0 10.4
Jun 31 0 9.7
Jul 28 0 9.4
Aug 25 0 10.2
Sep 25 0 7.1
Oct 24 0 8.6
Nov 13 0 3.6
Dec 18 0 6.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Lower Hutt has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is November (65.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (72.1%).

Wind in Lower Hutt is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is October, followed by January and November. October’s average wind speed of around 15 knots (17.2 MPH or 27.7 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early October where average top sustained speeds reach 23.4 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Lower Hutt.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 14.2 Significant breeze 20.6 Strong breeze
Feb 12.4 Significant breeze 18 Strong breeze
Mar 12.9 Significant breeze 18.9 Strong breeze
Apr 12.7 Significant breeze 18.6 Strong breeze
May 13 Significant breeze 19.1 Strong breeze
Jun 12.6 Significant breeze 19.1 Strong breeze
Jul 12.9 Significant breeze 18.8 Strong breeze
Aug 11.8 Significant breeze 17.7 Strong breeze
Sep 13.9 Significant breeze 20.5 Strong breeze
Oct 15 Significant breeze 22 Very strong breeze
Nov 14.2 Significant breeze 20.7 Strong breeze
Dec 13.5 Significant breeze 19.5 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.4%
Feb 68.3%
Mar 68.6%
Apr 71.2%
May 72.1%
Jun 71.4%
Jul 70.9%
Aug 71.2%
Sep 68%
Oct 66.6%
Nov 65.2%
Dec 68%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Lower Hutt?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for New Zealand; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Lower Hutt, New Zealand is March, followed by July and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Lower Hutt in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56.6 in November means 56.6% of the tourists vs. March.


Overall Lower Hutt Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 69.5°F (20.8°C) and 56.8°F (13.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. These months see the most precipitation with 8 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Lower Hutt, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 66.7°F (19.3°C) and 56.7°F (13.7°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 8 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Lower Hutt to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 71°F (21.7°C) and 66.8°F (19.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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