A typical October based on the past 10 years of my records (2009 to 2018);

  • An average temperature of 11.9C
    • Maximum temperature expected about 27C.
    • Minimum temperature expected about 0C.
    • There is 1 frost on average, air temperature at or below 0C.
    • One day fails to reach 10C.
    • Twenty Three days are expected to reach or exceed 15C
    • Ten days on average are expected to reach or exceed 20C.
  • Wind run would be around 5100km with the windiest day expected to have a wind run of 350km.
    • Maximum wind gust would be in the region of 65km/h.
  • There would be rain on 9 days with the monthly total of around 56mm.
    • Maximum daily rainfall is expected to be around 15mm

Rain totals for the month and year along with temperature and wind comparisons can be found here.

October Daily Observations
TemperatureWindRainfallBarometer
DateMinMaxMeanMean
(Km/h)
Gust
(Km/h)
Run (km)Prevailing Dir10 Minute Max (mm)Total (mm)Min (hPa)Max (hPa)Change (hPa)
1 3.4 11.2 6.7 6.5 33 147 South Sth West 0.6 4.6 1001.7 1010.6 +8.9
Morning rain easing to showers and clearing in the afternoon with cloud breaking. Cold southerly wind.
2 4.9 14.5 7.5 12.5 54 284 South Sth West 1.0 6.8 996.5 1013.4 +16.9
Cold southerly with a period of rain arriving mid morning. Sunny periods with showers from afternoon with a fresh cold southerly wind. Maximum temperature recorded at 9am.
3 1.5 12.8 7.3 5.8 40 132 South Sth West 0 0 1013.4 1016.0 +2.6
Cloud breaking in the afternoon with sunny intervals, southerly winds dying away in the evening.
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4 0.8 15.6 8.7 5.3 30 121 East Nth East 0 0 1000.8 1015.6 -14.8
Sunny with some high cloud in  the afternoon. NE wind.
5 6.3 14.0 9.0 7.3 43 167 South Sth West 0.4 2.2 996.0 1019.8 +23.8
Overcast with showers and fresh cold southerly winds. Maximum temperature recorded at 5:10am before the arrival of the southerly.
6 0.7 14.4 8.6 6.5 31 149 East Nth East 0 0 1019.9 1022.9 +3.0
Morning frost. Clear and sunny with NE winds from midday.
7 7.9 21.0 13.1 6.8 30 154 East Nth East 0 0 1009.6 1019.8 -10.2
Sunny, mild in the afternoon with NE winds dying away in the evening.
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8 7.5 23.8 15.2 1.8 24 39 East Nth East 0 0 1009.2 1011.6 +2.4
Mostly cloudy but some sunny intervals in the afternoon. Mild with light winds tending NE.
9 11.3 22.0 16.5 5.5 29 124 East Nth East 0 0 1009.4 1012.9 +3.5
Mostly cloudy with some sunny intervals. Variable winds tending NE.
10 10.0 20.5 14.5 5.9 25 134 South Sth West 0 0 1006.6 1010.9 -4.3
Mostly cloudy, light NE winds turning southerly in the afternoon. Some light drizzle in the evening.
11 8.2 17.8 11.6 4.2 25 96 South Sth West 0 0 1007.7 1012.7 +5.0
Mostly cloudy with cloud lowering in the afternoon with a few spots of rain at times. Southerly winds.
12 6.9 13.9 10.3 8.3 28 188 South Sth West 0.2 1.4 1012.9 1022.0 +9.1
Overcast with low cloud and drizzle in the morning. Cloud lifting with sunny intervals in the afternoon. Southerly winds.
13 6.9 18.1 10.6 6.5 24 147 East Nth East 0 0 1020.2 1022.9 -2.6
Cloudy morning with a light southerly wind. Cloud breaking but increasing again with a cooler NE change from mid afternoon.
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