A late Good Evening - Today was: Friday, 14 August 2020 22:21:33 NZST
Current: 4.0°C, Max: 11.5°C, Min: 3.3°C
FORECAST: Partly cloudy. Scattered frost possible. Low near 0C. Winds light and variable.
Last weather station contact: Friday, 14 August 2020 at 22:20:36. Updated in seconds
Station Forecast: Settled fine | Sunrise: 07:08 | Sunset: 17:38 | Dawn: 06:40 | Dusk: 18:05
Weather Forecast
Temperature : Current trend is Falling, changing by -0.7 °C/hr  4.0°C, 81%   Pressure : Current trend is Rising slowly, changing by 0.16 hPa/hr  1029.26hPa
Based upon today's weather there is a Low Fire Danger (restrictions may apply)
Fire Danger
Wind Speed :  SE  Current wind speed is Light air (F1) from SE (134°) 1.4km/h   Wind Gust : Current trend is Steady 4.3km/h
Air Quality :  5 AQI  1.2ug/m3   Rainfall : Current trend is Steady 0.0mm
Sun Light : 0Lux, 7.2hrs   Solar UV :  0.0UVI  0W/m2
It feels like 1.9°C. Five or more clothing layers recommended.There will be 2min 18s more daylight tomorrow.

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The Seasons and Climate Summary

Season

Months

Temperature

Rain

Wind

Sun

UV

High

Low

Mean

Summer

 

1 Dec - 28 Feb

Solstice: 21 December

December

January

February

29.6°C

30.7°C

31.2°C

18.0°C

19.5°C

19.9°C

23.6°C

24.9°C

25.5°C

88.4mm

60.9mm

77.5mm

19.8kph

21.6kph

18.9kph

176Hrs

191Hrs

166Hrs

13.4UVI

13.0UVI

12.1UVI

(Average)

30.5°C

19.1°C

24.7°C

75.6mm

20.2kph

166Hrs

12.9UVI

Autumn

 

1 Mar - 31 May

Equinox: 20 March

March

April

May

29.7°C

26.0°C

23.4°C

17.0°C

14.1°C

11.6°C

23.6°C

20.5°C

17.5°C

58.5mm

91.3mm

88.7mm

17.6kph

17.5kph

16.5kph

164Hrs

144Hrs

128Hrs

9.8UVI

7.0UVI

4.4UVI

(Average)

26.4°C

14.2°C

20.5°C

79.5mm

33.1kph

129Hrs

7.0UVI

Winter

 

1 Jun - 31 Aug

Solstice: 21 June

June

July

August

19.6°C

18.8°C

20.1°C

9.9°C

10.0°C

10.4°C

14.8°C 14.1°C

15.5°C

86.0mm

73.4mm

77.3mm

15.9kph

17.1kph

17.0kph

106Hrs

126Hrs

129Hrs

3.3UVI

4.2UVI

5.8UVI

(Average)

19.5°C

10.1°C

15.5°C

78.9mm

31.7kph

130Hrs

4.3UVI

Spring

 

1 Sep - 30 Nov

Equinox: 23 September

September

October

November

22.3°C

23.8°C

26.8°C

11.4°C

13.1°C

15.3°C

17.0°C

18.6°C

21.0°C

66.8mm

95.8mm

80.4mm

20.1kph

21.3kph

20.5kph

107Hrs

135Hrs

171Hrs

8.4UVI

11.7UVI

14.7UVI

(Average)

24.3°C

13.3°C

18.9°C

80.9mm

38.0kph

172Hrs

11.8UVI

Data averaged over a 10 year period from 2009 to 2019 based upon data gathered from Palmy Weather.

Historic NIWA Climate Data

Climate data for Palmerston North (1981-2010)

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Average high °C (°F)

23.0
(73.4)

23.5
(74.3)

21.5
(70.7)

18.6
(65.5)

15.8
(60.4)

13.3
(55.9)

12.7
(54.9)

13.5
(56.3)

15.3
(59.5)

16.7
(62.1)

18.3
(64.9)

20.9
(69.6)

17.8
(64.0)

Daily mean °C (°F)

17.8
(64.0)

18.3
(64.9)

16.4
(61.5)

13.6
(56.5)

11.4
(52.5)

9.1
(48.4)

8.6
(47.5)

9.2
(48.6)

11.0
(51.8)

12.4
(54.3)

13.8
(56.8)

16.2
(61.2)

13.1
(55.6)

Average low °C (°F)

12.5
(54.5)

13.0
(55.4)

11.2
(52.2)

8.6
(47.5)

6.9
(44.4)

4.9
(40.8)

4.6
(40.3)

5.0
(41.0)

6.6
(43.9)

8.1
(46.6)

9.3
(48.7)

11.5
(52.7)

8.5
(47.3)

Average precipitation mm (inches)

55.0
(2.17)

67.8
(2.67)

51.8
(2.04)

65.9
(2.59)

71.5
(2.81)

95.1
(3.74)

82.5
(3.25)

76.9
(3.03)

86.1
(3.39)

96.4
(3.80)

80.9
(3.19)

87.5
(3.44)

918.2
(36.15)

Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)

7.1

6.9

7.7

8.2

9.9

12.2

11.6

13.0

11.9

11.8

10.3

11.1

121.7

Average relative humidity (%)

75.3

77.7

79.4

81.2

85.8

86.8

86.8

84.6

79.7

80.5

76.7

76.0

80.9

Mean monthly sunshine hours

212.4

191.0

173.5

145.6

109.3

79.1

103.8

119.9

124.2

142.6

165.3

176.7

1,743.5

Source: NIWA Climate Data

Monthly Climate Data