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Source: NIWA

The October climate summary Highlights:
– The highest October temperature was 29.0°C, observed at Kaikōura on 26 October.
– The lowest October temperature was -5.3°C, observed at Mount Cook Airport on 28 October.
– The highest 1-day rainfall was 150 mm, recorded at Kaikohe on 29 October. Kaikohe had its wettest October  on record, with 321% of its normal monthly rainfall.
– The highest wind gust was 232 km/h, observed at Cape Foulwind on 26 October.
– Of the six main centres in October 2023, Auckland was the warmest and least sunny, Christchurch was the coolest and sunniest, Tauranga was the wettest, and Dunedin was the driest.