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Re: General October Weather

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Yes, A nice drop of rain atm, 7mm so far....
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22mm or so here...and an easterly wind here at the moment (after blowing NW until 2am)
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Re: General October Weather

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Very strong ENE in ChCh today but not as bad out here in West Melton.
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Very strong NWer when i was up running in the Ashley forest this evening, gusty here in Rangiora just now and 19C.
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Methven Spy reports gale-force winds up there this morning.

Edit to add: dust-clouds visible.
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A nice day here. Warm SW but a cooler NE developing this afternoon. :B
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A fairly dry, mild and generally sunny October overall for most of the country…
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Some very preliminary October 2014 temp and rainfall figures for the main centres:

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Oct 2014 Average Temps, Rainfall and departures from their 1981-2010 normals ℅ NIWA

Site                      T-max °C       T-min °C       T-mean °C    Rainfall mm

Auckland, Mangere        18.3  +0.7     11.7  +0.6     15.0  +0.6      69   76% 
Auckland Aero            18.0  +0.3     11.3  +0.1     14.6  +0.1      91   97% 
Tauranga Aero            18.3  +0.2     10.5  +0.4     14.4  +0.3      38   42%
Hamilton Aero            17.8  -0.2      7.9  -0.1     12.9  -0.1      77   79% 
Hamilton, Ruakura        18.5  +0.5      8.9  +0.5     13.7  +0.5      83   91% 
Wellington, Kelburn      16.2  +1.3      9.1  +0.1     12.6  +0.6      58   50% 
Christchurch Aero        17.5  +0.6      4.7  -1.3     11.1  -0.3      21   42% 
Dunedin, Musselburgh     14.6  -0.1      6.4  -0.7     10.5  -0.4      46   75%
This October's sunshine for Auckland and Christchurch was near normal, Hamilton was below normal, while Wellington and Dunedin were above normal.
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Vastly better Sept-Oct in Wellington than last year's version. Oct sun will be about 225-227 hours, highest since 2005.
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Only 20mm of rain in Chch 8-o those cold mornings with dew are helping surface moisture but when that stops boy is it going to get dry.
Niwa showing a soil moisture deficit of over 100mm for here and a drought index of severely dry for south Canterbury.
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Grey Lynn had 112mm. Quite a wet finish to the month.
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we had similar rain total here as Ricky
(but using midnight reset , same as Ricky)
Also the same 0.7C above 'normal'
the last 2 years now have seen most months running above normal temperature for NZ now
even though its a weak el nino, Auckland still managed above normal temp too...for Oct..
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Here's NIWA's preliminary, 'October 2014 National Climate Summary'.

A dry month for some of the country with near average temperatures for most.


The national average temp of 12.2C was 0.1C above normal.

The month's highest temp of 27.5C was recorded at Riccarton, Christchurch on the 17th, and the lowest of -4.9C was yet again recorded at Middlemarch on the 25th.

(Note that Wgtn is still missing one day's sunshine data.)
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Nev wrote:Here's NIWA's preliminary, 'October 2014 National Climate Summary'.

A dry month for some of the country with near average temperatures for most.


The national average temp of 12.2C was 0.1C above normal.

The month's highest temp of 27.5C was recorded at Riccarton, Christchurch on the 17th, and the lowest of -4.9C was yet again recorded at Middlemarch on the 25th.

(Note that Wgtn is still missing one day's sunshine data.)
The left hand hasn't caught up with the right hand, so to speak - I pulled up NIWA about October 6 (as I recall the date) being missing for Kelburn, with the help of a media manager at Metservice. The data soon turned up, and the monthly total was 226.9 hours. If it doesn't turn up in the later stat report I will have some words with NIWA. I see NIWA caught up on Blenheim after complaints from there earlier in the year.
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Riccarton again after NIWAR have added their weather station there, to the national official weather sites. :-s
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