Average Weather In October For Auckland, New Zealand

Location

This report describes the typical weather at the Auckland Airport (Auckland, New Zealand) weather station over the course of an average October. It is based on the historical records from 1990 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.

Auckland has a mild humid temperate climate with warm summers and no dry season. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by grasslands (47%), oceans and seas (28%), built-up areas (10%), lakes and rivers (10%), and forests (5%).

Temperature

The month of October is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 64°F throughout the month, exceeding 69°F or dropping below 58°F only one day in ten.

Daily High and Low Temperature in October

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) temperature with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
Daily low temperatures are around 52°F, falling below 45°F or exceeding 58°F only one day in ten.

Fraction of Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands in October

The average fraction of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid (below 15°F), freezing (15°F to 32°F), cold (32°F to 50°F), cool (50°F to 65°F), comfortable (65°F to 75°F), warm (75°F to 85°F), hot (85°F to 100°F) and sweltering (above 100°F).

Sun

Over the course of October, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1:08 hours, implying an average day-over-day increase of 2.2 minutes.

The shortest day of the month is October 1 with 12:28 hours of daylight; the longest day is October 31 with 13:36 hours of daylight.

Daily Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line), with various degrees of daylight, twilight, and night, indicated by the color bands. From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray): full daylight, solar twilight (Sun is visible but less than 6° from the horizon), civil twilight (Sun is not visible but is less than 6° below the horizon), nautical twilight (Sun is between 6° and 12° below the horizon), astronomical twilight (Sun is between 12° and 18° below the horizon), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:17am on October 31; the latest sunset is at 7:53pm on October 31; the latest sunrise is at 6:56am on October 1; the earliest sunset is at 7:24pm on October 1.

Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in October, so the entire month is in daylight time.

Daily Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Savings Time in October

The solar day over the course of the year 2012 . From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (solar, civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight savings time are indicated by the "DST" labels.

Clouds

The median cloud cover is 72% (partly cloudy) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.

Median Cloud Cover in October

The median daily cloud cover (black line) with percentile bands (inner band from 40th to 60th percentile, outer band from 25th to 75th percentile).

On October 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 17% of the time, partly cloudy 26% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 42% of the time.

Cloud Cover Types in October

The fraction of time spent in each of the five sky cover categories. From top (most blue) to bottom (most gray), the categories are clear, mostly clear, partly cloudy, mostly cloudy, and overcast. Pink indicates missing data. Outside of the United States clear skies are often reported ambiguously, leading them to be lumped in with the missing data.

Precipitation

The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 59%, with little variation over the course of the month.

Probability of Precipitation at Some Point in the Day in October

The fraction of days in which various types of precipitation are observed. If more than one type of precipitation is reported in a given day, the more severe precipitation is counted. For example, if light rain is observed in the same day as a thunderstorm, that day counts towards the thunderstorm totals. The order of severity is from the top down in this graph, with the most severe at the bottom.

Throughout October, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain and light rain.

Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 71% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 1, when it is observed during 43% of all days.

Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 12% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around October 30, when it is observed during 8% of all days.

Types of Precipitation Throughout October

Relative frequency of various types of precipitation over the course of a typical October.

Snow

Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in October or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.

Humidity

The relative humidity typically ranges from 62% (mildly humid) to 92% (very humid) over the course of a typical October, rarely dropping below 51% (mildly humid) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).

The air is driest around October 25, at which time the relative humidity drops below 68% (mildly humid) three days out of four; it is most humid around October 2, rising above 89% (very humid) three days out of four.

Relative Humidity in October

The average daily high (blue) and low (brown) relative humidity with percentile bands (inner bands from 25th to 75th percentile, outer bands from 10th to 90th percentile).

Dew Point

Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.

Over the course of a typical October, the dew point typically varies from 46°F (dry) to 55°F (very comfortable) and is rarely below 40°F (dry) or above 60°F (comfortable).

The time of the month between October 1 and October 31 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.

Dew Point in October

The daily average low (blue) and high (red) dew point with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).

Wind

Over the course of October typical wind speeds vary from 4 mph to 21 mph (light breeze to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 29 mph (strong breeze).

The highest average wind speed of 13 mph (moderate breeze) occurs around October 10, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 21 mph (fresh breeze).

The lowest average wind speed of 12 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around October 28, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 18 mph (fresh breeze).

Wind Speed in October

The average daily minimum (red), maximum (green), and average (black) wind speed with percentile bands (inner band from 25th to 75th percentile, outer band from 10th to 90th percentile).
The wind is most often out of the south west (24% of the time), west (14% of the time), north east (12% of the time), and north (11% of the time).

Wind Directions in October

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions over the entire year. Values do not sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind speed is zero.

Fraction of Time Spent with Various Wind Directions in October

The fraction of time spent with the wind blowing from the various directions on a daily basis. Stacked values do not always sum to 100% because the wind direction is undefined when the wind speed is zero.