New Zealand Climate
Low rainfall in the south
October rainfall was well below average in South Westland, Fiordland, and the Kaikoura coast. North Island rainfalls were higher, with above average rain in parts of Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, Bay of Plenty, and Wairarapa.
North Island air temperatures were mostly near or above average, while it was cool in Canterbury and Southland.
For more information on the climate in October, visit the climate summaries page at www.niwa.co.nz/ncc/cs/mclimsum_04_10