New Zealand Climate Update 221 - November 2017

What happened in October, how our climate outlook for the previous three months turned out, global and local sea temperatures, and our outlook for November to January.

Download the NZ Climate Update 221 November 2017 [PDF 1 MB].

Current climate: October 2017

October 2017 was characterised by higher than normal sea level pressure over New Zealand and the surrounding seas. This consistent high pressure resulted in settled, warm conditions over much of the country during the month, but this was occasionally punctuated with rainfall events, particularly in the east of both North and South Islands.

Rainfall