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New Zealand Climate Summary: September 2015


New Zealand Climate Summary: September 2015 Issued: 2 October 2015

A wet end to the month for eastern North Island

Rainfall Rainfall was well above normal (>149%) for many parts of the Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, eastern Manawatu-Wanganui, eastern Marlborough and northern Canterbury. Conversely, Taranaki, western Manawatu-Wanganui, Tasman, Westland, Southland and Otago received below normal rainfall (50-79%).
Temperature Mean temperatures were below average (-0.51°C to -1.20°C) for virtually the entire country. The exceptions were parts of Northland, Auckland, northern Waikato, coastal Westland and western Southland, where near average (-0.50°C to +0.50°C) temperatures were recorded for the month.
Sunshine Sunshine was near normal (90-109%) for much of the country. Above normal sunshine (110-125%) was recorded in Nelson, Tasman and Westland.
Soil Moisture As of 1 October 2015, soils were notably drier than normal in coastal Hurunui, South Canterbury and northern Otago. Soils are now wetter than normal in coastal Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne as well in the district of Kaikoura. Elsewhere, soil moisture levels were typically near normal for this time of year.

Full document: Climate_Summary_September_2015_Final.pdf

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