October Sunshine Averages for New Zealand





The tables here list the average amount of sun that cities and towns around New Zealand get during October. Each place has a daily average and a monthly total of the hours of sunshine it typically receives.

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

All the statistics are long-term historical averages of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

North Island

Average hours of sunshine in October
Place Day Month
Auckland 5.7 178
Gisborne 7.1 219
Hamilton 5.6 175
Kaitaia 6.2 191
Masterton 5.9 184
Napier 6.9 214
New Plymouth 6.1 190
Palmerston North 4.6 143
Rotorua 6.2 191
Taupo 5.8 180
Tauranga 6.9 213
Wanganui 5.8 180
Wellington 6.2 193

South Island

Average total hours of sun in October
Place Day Month
Alexandra 6.3 194
Blenheim 7.3 227
Christchurch 6.6 204
Dunedin 5.3 166
Hokitika 5.4 168
Invercargill 5.6 173
Kaikoura 6.3 194
Lake Tekapo 7.5 232
Manapouri - Te Anau 5.8 179
Mt Cook, Hermitage 4.8 149
Nelson 7.1 221
Queenstown 6.4 198
Timaru 5.9 183
Westport 5.1 158
Reference

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

New Zealand Sunshine
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