Weather

OCTOBER

Weather

With David Crow

With August reaching an average 2.1degrees Celsius above normal, our weather watcher David Crow says all indications are that the next few months and the summer ahead will be very warm.

That’ll be welcome news to everybody, individuals and businesses alike, with tourism operators keen to gain some traction back in the market after the effects of this year’s Covid lockdowns on travel.

August produced 18.1 degrees two days running (August 30 and 31), helping to clock the average monthly temperature at 7.6 degrees Celsius instead of the usual 5.5 degrees.

In stark contrast, the Wakatipu had a typical cold snap with snow down to the top of Queenstown township during September.

However, David’s still promising a decent warm summer ahead.

October should continue the warmer than normal trend and rainfall should be around average for the gardeners. “It’ll be well over 1 degree above normal though,” 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)