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Re: General October Weather

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A fairly dry October for most, apart from the south and west of the South Island. Also a relatively warm month in general, especially earlier on for most of the South Island. Sunshine slightly below normal for Auckland and Hamilton, but mostly sunny elsewhere...
Oct 2015 Climate Anomaly Map ℅ NIWA.gif
Some preliminary October 2015 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        18.2  +0.6     11.9  +0.8     15.0  +0.6      36   40% 
Auckland Aero            17.5  -0.2     11.8  +0.6     14.7  +0.2      44   47% 
Tauranga Aero            19.4  +1.3     10.4  +0.3     14.9  +0.8      28   31%
Hamilton Aero            17.9  -0.1      8.1  +0.1     13.0   0.0      40   40% 
Hamilton, Ruakura        18.5  +0.5      9.2  +0.8     13.9  +0.7      39   43% 
Wellington, Kelburn      15.6  +0.7      9.5  +0.5     12.5  +0.5      27   23% 
Christchurch Aero        18.2  +1.3      5.0  -1.0     11.6  +0.2      12   25% 
Dunedin, Musselburgh     17.0  +2.3      6.4  -0.7     11.7  +0.8      74  120%
Greymouth Aero           13.9  -1.2      8.4  +0.4     11.2  -0.4     262  119%
A few notable Oct daily temps around the 7th included 32C in Kaikoura, 31C in Wairoa, 30C in Christchurch, and 29C in Dunedin and Timaru.
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Re: General October Weather

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Rangitata figures this month:

Avg temp: 12.3°C
Avg Minimum: 5.4°C
Avg Maximum: 20.0°C
Minimum temp: 1.2°C on 9th
Maximum temp: 29.7°C on 6th
Rainfall: 15mm (8 days of rain, 10mm on 27th) YTD 189mm (not complete as recording didn't start at start of year)
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Re: General October Weather

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Here's NIWA's preliminary, 'October National Climate Summary'.

A dry month for most and warm for the eastern South Island.


The national average temp of 12.7C was 0.6C above normal.

The month's highest temp of 31.8C was recorded at Kaikoura on the 7th, and the lowest of -3.7C was recorded at Pukaki Aero on the 26th.

Notable low rainfalls included just 6mm for Blenheim and 10mm for Taupo. In contrast, Milford Sound recorded 902mm, 291mm of which fell on the 16th.

Note that Dunedin, Musselburgh figures haven't yet been updated.
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