Average October Rainfall for New Zealand





The tables below list monthly averages for rainfall during October at cities and towns around New Zealand.

You can jump to a separate table for places on the North Island and South Island.

Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets a year and for the normal amount of precipitation. The calculation of days only includes the days when rain totalled at least one millimetre (0.04 inches).

The month's precipitation statistics are long-term historical averages of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

North Island

Average monthly precipitation in October
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Auckland 3.9 100
8 Gisborne 2.9 73
12 Hamilton 3.6 92
11 Kaitaia 3.9 98
13 Masterton 3.0 77
8 Napier 2.4 60
14 New Plymouth 4.6 118
12 Palmerston North 3.8 96
11 Rotorua 4.4 112
11 Taupo 3.4 86
10 Tauranga 3.6 90
11 Wanganui 3.5 88
12 Wellington 4.5 115
11 Whangarei 3.4 85

South Island

October averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
6 Alexandra 1.1 29
8 Blenheim 2.7 67
7 Christchurch 2.1 53
10 Dunedin 2.4 62
17 Hokitika 10.8 275
14 Invercargill 3.7 95
8 Kaikoura 2.5 63
8 Lake Tekapo 1.9 50
12 Manapouri - Te Anau 4.2 108
19 Milford Sound 25.2 640
17 Mt Cook, Hermitage 18.9 479
9 Nelson 3.4 87
9 Queenstown 2.6 66
7 Timaru 1.9 50
17 Westport 7.9 200
Reference

NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research). Climate Data and Activities.

New Zealand Rainfall
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