November weather drier, colder than average

Last updated 15:04 03/12/2012

Relevant offers

It was a dry, sunny November in Manawatu - but if you thought it was colder than normal you were right.

Monthly climate statistics released by Niwa show only 20mm of rain fell in Palmerston North last month, 25 per cent of the normal November average for the city.

Instead Palmerston North basked in 185hrs of bright sunshine, 13 per cent above average.

But this did not translate into higher temperatures.

Frequent southerly winds pushed Palmerston North's average November temperature down to just 12.9C, well below the 14.2C average for this time of the year.

The rest of Manawatu - and most of New Zealand - followed similar trends to Palmerston North.

The average temperature nationwide in November was 12.8°C.

This is 0.9°C below the 1971-2000 November average.

Southerly winds were more frequent than usual due to much higher than usual pressures over the central and southern Tasman Sea, Niwa said.

Higher pressures across most of New Zealand were responsible for the dry conditions.

Ad Feedback

- Manawatu Standard

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should Manawatu's earthquake-prone buildings be yellow-stickered?

Yes, risks are too great not to

Only if they're really dangerous

No, there's no need

Absolutely not, it would damage business

Vote Result

Related story: Council won't use earthquake-risk stickers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content