Very dry first week
The first week of October proved to be very dry and temperatures were around average for the month.
Barometric pressures remained high and very stable and this resulted in generally light winds and at times cloudy conditions. There were no major weather systems to cause any dramatic changes to the weather. Most of the frontal systems weakened as they passed over the area and therefore produced mainly cloud and very light showers during a largely dry week. There is little sign at the moment of a change in these conditions and weather this week should therefore follow a similar pattern although there may well be a period of more rain around the weekend from a system developing near eastern Australia. October in Taupo¯ is usually very windy with changeable conditions, but is also one of the driest months of the year. I would still expect at least another cold snap, such is always the fickle nature of spring.
Gardeners will certainly notice how dry it has been over the past few weeks.