CliFlo is the web system that provides access to New Zealand's National Climate Database . Second warmest autumn on record, wet for the West Coast. The spring of 2020 was the fifth warmest spring on record in New Zealand, and the wettest recorded in Wellington, Niwa data shows. Notably, Te Puke experienced its warmest October since records began there in 1973, while Tauranga had its second-warmest October since 1913. Here are all the facts and figures at your fingertips! The climate database holds data from about 6500 climate stations which have been operating for various periods since the earliest observations were made in the year 1850. NIWA - National Climate Centre - with daily climate maps, also climate summaries NIWA NZ Drought Monitor - map and graphs NIWA - Climate Data (Education & Training) - incl. Soil moisture was generally near normal for remaining areas of New Zealand. NIWA’s annual climate summaries for New Zealand tell the same story at a coarser scale. Published in 2020, NIWA's report (below) looks at how aspects of our climate such as temperature, precipitation (rain, snow, drought potential), wind and sea levels might change between now and 2100. Accessing NIWA public climate data (monthly summaries) via NIWA's SOS (Sensor Observation Service) Browse pages. The highest 1-day rainfall was 183 mm, recorded at Awakino on 18 October. New Zealand climate summary and extremes October 2020 [NIWA] October 2020 was characterised by higher than normal mean sea level pressure over and to the east of the North Island. Soil moisture was considerably lower than normal in coastal Bay of Plenty, East Cape, Wairarapa, and central Canterbury – these areas were categorised as “Dry” or “Very Dry” according to NIWA’s New Zealand Drought Index. Niwa's 2019 climate summary revealed the nationwide average temperature for 2019 was 13.37C. As of 1 November, soil moisture was lower than normal across approximately the northern third of the North Island, Wairarapa, Marlborough, and central Canterbury south to eastern Otago. All rights reservedPrivacy Policy, 2016, Free phone within New Zealand: 0800 RING NIWA (0800 746 464) Contact details, New Zealand climate summary and extremes October 2020 [NIWA], Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook, Air quality monitoring with low-cost sensors, ICES Expert Working Group Meetings – April 2017, New Zealand Climate Summary: October 2020. What is the chance of a warm summer in Invercargill? This is an edit of the live presentation of NIWA's 2017 Annual Climate Summary, highlighting the major climate and weather facts from the year. High pressure and northerly-quarter winds were an ideal recipe for warm temperatures, resulting in above average (0.51°C to 1.20°C above average) to well above average (>1.20°C above average) temperatures across all of the North Island and nearly all of the South Island. During the three month period, the … View annual, seasonal and monthly summaries of temperature, rainfall and sunshine data from across New Zealand. You can access the full annual climate summary here. Climate Summary for October 2020 A warm and dry month for much of New Zealand. Below normal rainfall (50-79% of normal) was observed in nearly all remaining portions of the North Island, as well as Nelson, northern Canterbury, and interior central Canterbury in the South Island. Free phone within New Zealand: 0800 RING NIWA (0800 746 464), Copyright, NIWA. Temperatures were above average (0.51°C to 1.2°C above average) or well above average (>1.2°C above average) across all of the North Island and nearly all of the South Island, except for parts of eastern Otago where temperatures were near average (±0.50°C of average). The sizzling temperatures are set to stick around much of Aotearoa over the next several days, with the highest temperatures in the east of both islands. The NIWA Lauder Atmospheric Research Laboratory takes atmospheric measurements for the purpose of observing and better understanding interactions between the stratosphere, troposphere and global climate.This is achieved through measurements of ozone, solar radiation, aerosols and greenhouse gases.. The highest wind gust was 172 km/h, observed at South West Cape on 3 and 25 October. This was 1.2°C above the 1981-2010 October average, making it New Zealand’s 5th-warmest October since NIWA’s seven station temperature series began in 1909, and the warmest October since 2001. extremes NIWA CliFlo - The National Climate Database NIWA HIRDS - High Intensity Rainfall Design System - includes rainfall return periods NIWA - Environmental Information Services NOAA State of the Climate - incl links to global info (eg lastest Global analysis) NOAA ESRL Climate Indices: Monthly Atmospheric and Ocean Time Serie…