Oc­to­ber mild and dry

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

The weather for the past week in Taupo¯ has been mild and dry with lit­tle wind. Tem­per­a­tures have been al­most 3 de­grees above the ex­pected av­er­age for Oc­to­ber with the daily max­i­mum as much as 3.5 de­grees higher than nor­mal, the av­er­age nightly min­i­mum 2.2 de­grees above and the daily tem­per­a­ture 2.9 de­grees above. The first rain­fall was recorded at the week­end when just 3.5 mil­lime­tres was recorded. This fall, although min­i­mal broke a 14-day pe­riod of no rain, the long­est con­tin­u­ous rain­less pe­riod since March 2016 when no rain was recorded for 15 con­sec­u­tive days. With four days re­main­ing Oc­to­ber is prov­ing to be the sec­ond dri­est on record although I ex­pect sig­nif­i­cant rain to fall dur­ing the last days of the month. The nor­mally windy Oc­to­ber month has been far from that, but the early part of No­vem­ber also has a rep­u­ta­tion for wind and this may well yet prove to be the case. I ex­pect the early part of the cur­rent week to have been wet, with Fri­day be­ing the ex­cep­tion, but the weather from the week­end and early part of No­vem­ber should be un­set­tled with pe­ri­ods of rain, some sun­shine, but un­set­tled westerly wind con­di­tions.

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