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Spring Weather in Prebbleton New Zealand

Daily high temperatures increase by 11°F, from 56°F to 67°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 78°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 10°F, from 40°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 57°F.

For reference, on January 17, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Prebbleton typically range from 55°F to 72°F, while on July 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°F to 51°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in Prebbleton

Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in PrebbletonSepOctNov30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°FWinterSummerSep 156°FSep 156°F40°F40°FNov 3067°FNov 3067°F50°F50°FOct 160°FOct 160°F43°F43°FNov 164°FNov 164°F47°F47°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average spring temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in the Spring in Prebbleton

Average Hourly Temperature in the Spring in PrebbletonSepOctNov12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMWinterSummerNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoolcoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Tillamook, Oregon, United States (7,291 miles away); La Ensenada, Chile (5,329 miles); and As Pontes de García Rodríguez, Spain (12,430 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Prebbleton (view comparison).

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The spring in Prebbleton experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 45% throughout the season. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42% on October 26.

The clearest day of the spring is October 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 58% of the time.

For reference, on July 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50%, while on March 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 61%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in Prebbleton

Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in PrebbletonSepOctNov0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%WinterSummerJul 2750%Jul 2750%Sep 155%Sep 155%Nov 3052%Nov 3052%Oct 155%Oct 155%Nov 157%Nov 157%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Prebbleton, the chance of a wet day over the course of the spring is essentially constant, remaining around 30% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on December 20, and its lowest chance is 23% on April 3.

Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in Prebbleton

Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in PrebbletonSepOctNov0%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%30%30%35%35%WinterSummerNov 127%Nov 127%Sep 128%Sep 128%Nov 3030%Nov 3030%Oct 131%Oct 131%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the season and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during the spring in Prebbleton is essentially constant, remaining about 2.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.7 inches or falling below 0.7 inches.

The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.9 inches on September 16.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in Prebbleton

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in PrebbletonSepOctNov0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 inWinterSummerSep 151.9 inSep 151.9 inSep 12.0 inSep 12.0 inNov 302.1 inNov 302.1 inOct 12.0 inOct 12.0 inNov 11.9 inNov 11.9 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of the spring in Prebbleton, the length of the day is very rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the season, the length of the day increases by 4 hours, 3 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 42 seconds, and weekly increase of 18 minutes, 53 seconds.

The shortest day of the spring is September 1, with 11 hours, 6 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 30, with 15 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in Prebbleton

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in PrebbletonSepOctNov0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrWinterSummerSep 2312 hr, 7 minSep 2312 hr, 7 mindaydaydaydaynightSep 111 hr, 6 minSep 111 hr, 6 minNov 3015 hr, 8 minNov 3015 hr, 8 minNov 114 hr, 3 minNov 114 hr, 3 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the spring in Prebbleton is 7:12 AM on September 26 and the earliest sunrise is 1 hour, 28 minutes earlier at 5:44 AM on November 30.

The earliest sunset is 6:03 PM on September 1 and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 50 minutes later at 8:52 PM on November 30.

Daylight saving time (DST) starts at 3:00 AM on September 26, 2021, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour later.

For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:44 AM and sets 15 hours, 26 minutes later, at 9:11 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:03 AM and sets 8 hours, 56 minutes later, at 4:59 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Spring in Prebbleton

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in the Spring in PrebbletonSepOctNov2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMWinterSummer5:44 AM5:44 AMNov 308:52 PMNov 308:52 PM6:57 AM6:57 AMSep 16:03 PMSep 16:03 PM7:12 AM7:12 AMSep 267:30 PMSep 267:30 PM6:12 AM6:12 AMNov 18:15 PMNov 18:15 PMSep 26DSTSep 26DSTSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day in the spring. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the spring of 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Spring in Prebbleton

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Spring in PrebbletonSepOctNov12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMWinterSummerAug 91:51 AMAug 91:51 AMAug 2312:03 AMAug 2312:03 AMSep 712:52 PMSep 712:52 PMSep 2111:55 AMSep 2111:55 AMOct 712:06 AMOct 712:06 AMOct 213:57 AMOct 213:57 AMNov 510:15 AMNov 510:15 AMNov 199:58 PMNov 199:58 PMDec 48:44 PMDec 48:44 PMDec 195:36 PMDec 195:36 PM8:13 AM8:13 AM6:03 PM6:03 PM5:15 PM5:15 PM7:53 AM7:53 AM6:10 PM6:10 PM5:21 PM5:21 PM6:44 AM6:44 AM7:00 AM7:00 AM7:16 PM7:16 PM7:27 PM7:27 PM6:51 AM6:51 AM6:16 AM6:16 AM8:44 PM8:44 PM8:29 PM8:29 PM6:08 AM6:08 AM5:16 AM5:16 AM8:56 PM8:56 PM9:24 PM9:24 PM6:00 AM6:00 AMNowNow
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Prebbleton is essentially constant during the spring, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on January 27, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on March 29, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Spring in Prebbleton

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Spring in PrebbletonSepOctNov0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%WinterSummerSep 10%Sep 10%Nov 300%Nov 300%Oct 10%Oct 10%Nov 10%Nov 10%comfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Prebbleton is gradually increasing during the spring, increasing from 9.7 miles per hour to 10.7 miles per hour over the course of the season.

For reference, on December 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.8 miles per hour, while on April 25, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in the Spring in Prebbleton

Average Wind Speed in the Spring in PrebbletonSepOctNov0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphWinterSummerSep 19.7 mphSep 19.7 mphNov 3010.7 mphNov 3010.7 mphOct 110.3 mphOct 110.3 mphNov 110.2 mphNov 110.2 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The wind direction in Prebbleton during the spring is predominantly out of the west from September 1 to September 2 and from September 18 to October 12 and the north from September 2 to September 18 and from October 12 to November 30.

Wind Direction in the Spring in Prebbleton

Wind Direction in the Spring in PrebbletonWNWNSepOctNov0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%WinterSummerNowNowwestsouthnortheast
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Prebbleton is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Prebbleton is rapidly increasing during the spring, rising by 8°F, from 49°F to 57°F, over the course of the season.

Average Water Temperature in the Spring in Prebbleton

Average Water Temperature in the Spring in PrebbletonSepOctNov46°F46°F48°F48°F50°F50°F52°F52°F54°F54°F56°F56°F58°F58°F60°F60°F62°F62°F64°F64°FWinterSummerSep 149°FSep 149°FNov 3057°FNov 3057°FOct 151°FOct 151°FNov 154°FNov 154°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Prebbleton typically lasts for 7.8 months (235 days), from around September 23 to around May 16, rarely starting before August 23 or after October 28, and rarely ending before April 14 or after June 8.

The spring in Prebbleton is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season very rapidly increasing from 20% to 100% over the course of the season.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Spring in Prebbleton

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Spring in PrebbletonSepOctNov0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%WinterSummerSep 120%Sep 120%100%Nov 30100%Nov 3062%Oct 162%Oct 193%Nov 193%Nov 1NowNowvery coldcoldcoolwarmfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Prebbleton are increasing during the spring, increasing by 400°F, from 51°F to 451°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Spring in Prebbleton

Growing Degree Days in the Spring in PrebbletonSepOctNov50°F50°F100°F100°F150°F150°F200°F200°F250°F250°F300°F300°F350°F350°F400°F400°F450°F450°F500°F500°FWinterSummerSep 151°FSep 151°FNov 30451°FNov 30451°FOct 1123°FOct 1123°FNov 1257°FNov 1257°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the spring, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Prebbleton is very rapidly increasing during the spring, rising by 3.7 kWh, from 3.2 kWh to 6.9 kWh, over the course of the season.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in Prebbleton

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in PrebbletonSepOctNov0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhWinterSummerSep 13.2 kWhSep 13.2 kWhNov 306.9 kWhNov 306.9 kWhOct 14.6 kWhOct 14.6 kWhNov 16.3 kWhNov 16.3 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Prebbleton are -43.583 deg latitude, 172.517 deg longitude, and 69 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Prebbleton is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 82 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 73 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (1,801 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,726 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Prebbleton is covered by grassland (35%), trees (31%), and cropland (26%), within 10 miles by grassland (34%) and trees (25%), and within 50 miles by water (58%) and grassland (17%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Prebbleton, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There is only a single weather station, Christchurch International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Prebbleton.

At a distance of 11 kilometers from Prebbleton, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Prebbleton according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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