Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Woodend New Zealand
In Woodend, the summers are comfortable, the winters are cold and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 71°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 81°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Woodend for warm-weather activities is from early January to early March.
Climate in Woodend
Average Temperature in Woodend
The warm season lasts for 3.4 months, from December 5 to March 17, with an average daily high temperature above 67°F. The hottest day of the year is January 17, with an average high of 71°F and low of 55°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from May 30 to August 29, with an average daily high temperature below 55°F. The coldest day of the year is July 1, with an average low of 37°F and high of 52°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in Woodend
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, 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 Woodend
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Myrtle Point, Oregon, United States (7,140 miles away); La Ensenada, Chile (5,336 miles); and As Pontes de García Rodríguez, Spain (12,423 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Woodend (view comparison).
In Woodend, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Woodend begins around January 12 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around April 12. On March 5, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 61% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 39% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 12 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around January 12. On July 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 49% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 51% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories in Woodend
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Woodend varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.6 months, from May 26 to January 12, with a greater than 28% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on October 3.
The drier season lasts 4.4 months, from January 12 to May 26. The smallest chance of a wet day is 22% on February 10.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 33% on October 3.
Daily Chance of Precipitation in Woodend
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Woodend experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Woodend. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 15, with an average total accumulation of 2.5 inches.
The least rain falls around April 1, with an average total accumulation of 1.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in Woodend
The length of the day in Woodend varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 8 hours, 58 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 15 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Woodend
The earliest sunrise is at 5:42 AM on December 10, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 20 minutes later at 8:02 AM on June 28. The earliest sunset is at 4:59 PM on June 15, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 13 minutes later at 9:12 PM on January 2.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Woodend during 2021, starting in the spring on September 26 and ending in the fall on April 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Woodend
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 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.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Woodend
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 perceived humidity level in Woodend, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in Woodend
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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 Woodend experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from September 12 to February 4, with average wind speeds of more than 9.9 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is October 11, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 7.2 months, from February 4 to September 12. The calmest day of the year is April 25, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in Woodend
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Woodend varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 2.3 weeks, from January 31 to February 16, with a peak percentage of 27% on February 7. The wind is most often from the north for 2.3 weeks, from February 16 to March 4, with a peak percentage of 28% on March 2. The wind is most often from the west for 11 months, from March 4 to January 31, with a peak percentage of 31% on January 1.
Wind Direction in Woodend
Woodend 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 water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.3 months, from December 22 to March 30, with an average temperature above 59°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 12, with an average temperature of 62°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.5 months, from June 17 to October 1, with an average temperature below 51°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 7, with an average temperature of 48°F.
Average Water Temperature in Woodend
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Woodend throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Woodend for general outdoor tourist activities is from early January to early March, with a peak score in the first week of February.
Tourism Score in Woodend
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Woodend for hot-weather activities is from late December to late January, with a peak score in the second week of January.
Beach/Pool Score in Woodend
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
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 Woodend typically lasts for 8.3 months (251 days), from around September 17 to around May 26, rarely starting before August 13 or after October 20, and rarely ending before April 24 or after June 15.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Woodend
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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.
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Woodend should appear around September 17, only rarely appearing before September 4 or after September 30.
Growing Degree Days in Woodend
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 experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 29 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is January 4, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from April 28 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 1.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Woodend
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Woodend are -43.317 deg latitude, 172.667 deg longitude, and 43 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Woodend is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 85 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 35 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (1,191 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,512 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Woodend is covered by grassland (36%), trees (32%), and cropland (25%), within 10 miles by water (49%) and trees (20%), and within 50 miles by water (48%) and grassland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Woodend, 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 Woodend.
At a distance of 22 kilometers from Woodend, 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 Woodend 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.
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.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.