Climate Update 88 - October 2006

October

September's climate

Global setting & climate outlook

Feature article

Feature article

ClimateExplorer

Tauranga Aero AWS

Masterton, Te Ore Or

climate-explorer.niwa.co.nz

The August 2006 issue of this publication informed readers of the addition of forecast symbols to the accumulated rainfall plots appearing on the ClimateExplorer web page.

September's climate

New Zealand climate in September 2006

Rainfall (click to enlarge).

Temperature (click to enlarge).

September was a month of climate extremes with record low rainfall and high mean temperatures at many locations. Rainfall was low throughout much of New Zealand, especially in the east from Wairarapa to Canterbury. Some Canterbury locations recorded 10% of normal rainfall or less.
It was the third warmest September on record, with a national average temperature of 11.6°C, 1.2°C above normal.

October

A monthly newsletter from the National Climate Centre.
October 2006 – Number 88
September was a month of climate extremes with record low rainfall and high mean temperatures at many locations. Stream flows were low over most of the country, but high in the southwest of the South Island.
Outlook for October to December – a weak to moderate El Niño will have some influence on the climate of spring and summer, with increased south westerlies.