Nelson weather in March (Nelson Region, New Zealand)

What can you expect from the weather in Nelson during March? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In Nelson the weather in March is generally perfect, with pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. March falls within the summer season. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 20°C, while night temperatures can drop to 12°C.

Nelson in March usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 99 mm for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 10 days.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 230 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're a fan of comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, March is a great time to visit. February and March generally stand out with 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 March

Min Temperature 12°C  
Max Temperature 20°C  
Chance of Rain 33%  
Precipitation 99 mm  
Rainy days 10 days  
Humidity 80%  
Sunshine 230 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in New Zealand in March

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in March 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 March?

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 March.

Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

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