Nelson weather in April (Nelson Region, New Zealand)

What can you expect from the weather in Nelson during April? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In April, Nelson typically experiences moderate temperatures and high rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 17°C, while nights can cool down to about 10°C.

Nelson in April usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 115 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 9 days.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 195 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, February and March typically offer the best circumstances. While June, July and August tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Nelson climate page with graphs.


Nelson, monthly averages in April

Min Temperature 10°C  
Max Temperature 17°C  
Chance of Rain 31%  
Precipitation 115 mm  
Rainy days 9 days  
Humidity 83%  
Sunshine 195 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in New Zealand in April

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in April and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Nelson in April?

For visitors traveling to Nelson, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in April.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Nelson.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to New Zealand? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in New Zealand. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.