Climate Update 89 - November 2006

November

October's climate

Global setting & climate outlook

Feature artricle

Feature artricle

ClimateExplorer

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Seasonal (ASO) average

Invercagil Aero AW

As was signalled in the last two issues in The Climate Update, the present El Niño event has been changing the wind regime across New Zealand.

October's climate

New Zealand climate in October 2006

Rainfall (click to enlarge).

Temperature (click to enlarge).

Rainfall was well above normal in Auckland, Wairarapa, Manawatu, and near Christchurch, and below normal in Central and East Otago. Record October rainfalls were recorded in Mangere, East Taratahi, and Palmerston North. The month was much windier than average over the South Island and the southern North Island.
Mean air temperatures were near or below historical averages in all regions.

November

A monthly newsletter from the National Climate Centre.
November 2006 – Number 89
October – record rainfalls in some areas, with average to below average temperatures in most places. High river and stream flows in the southern North Island.
Outlook for November to January – stronger than average south-westerly airflow is expected over the country. Average or below average temperatures are likely in all regions.

Global setting & climate outlook

Global setting and climate outlook
Sea surface temperatures around New Zealand

New Zealand SST (click to enlarge).

Sea surface temperature anomalies in the New Zealand region were near zero in October. The three month average for August to October was also near zero. SST anomalies have been decreasing for over a year, after a marked warming in early 2005.