Weather

OCTOBER

Weather

With David Crow

We can expect some of September’s changeable weather to probably continue into October, after what has been a fairly warm winter for the Wakatipu and all of New Zealand, according to our weather watcher David Crow. This winter was the seventh warmest winter on record for New Zealand and David says it may’ve been even warmer than that for this region. “October is generally slightly above normal, with typical changeable spring weather,” says David. October may also possibly produce a slightly higher than normal rainfall. Summer is likely to be warm with above normal temperatures in the Wakatipu too – a trend that has remained with us for pretty much every month during the past two years, says David.

OCTOBER AVERAGES

10.5°C

190 hours

83.2mm

10.7 days

RECORDS

Highest
Temperature

26.8°C

(1977)

Heaviest
Frost

-8°C

(1953)

Lowest
Temperature

-2.5°C

(1958)

Highest
Rainfall

278.7mm

(1988)

Highest
Sunshine

258 Hours

(1937)

Lowest
Rainfall

2.4mm

(1953)