New Zealand Climate
Third cool month in a row
September was the third consecutive month with below average temperatures. Much of the North Island was 0.5 to 1.0 °C below average.
Rainfall was well below average in northern New Zealand and Hawke’s Bay. Paeroa recorded its lowest September rainfall since records began in 1914.
Conditions were wetter than average in central New Zealand and much of Southland.
For more information on the climate in September, visit the climate summaries page at www.niwa.co.nz/ncc/cs/mclimsum_04_09