A typical October from my records:

  • An average temperature of 12.2C.
  • Maximum temperature expected about 28C.
  • Minimum temperature expected about 1C.
  • No frosts are expected in an average October, the last October with a frost was 2014
  • One day fails to reach 10C
  • Twenty four days are expected to reach or exceed 15C.
  • Twelve days are expected to reach or exceed 20C.
  • Four days are expected to reach or exceed 25C.
  • Wind run would be around 4950km with the windiest day expected to have a wind run of 320km.
  • Maximum wind gust would be in the region of 60km/h.
  • There would be rain on 11 days with the monthly total of around 50mm.


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 1.0 16.7 9.7 6.9 38 157 East Nth East 0 0 1018.2 1021.5 +3.3
Sunny with a fresh NE wind in the afternoon
2 4.0 19.2 10.4 5.0 23 113 East Nth East 0 0 1016.7 1021.4 -4.7
Low cloud and smoke/haze in the morning. Cloud breaking to a sunny and mild afternoon with variable breezes tuning NE.
3 6.1 18.6 11.8 4.8 33 110 East Nth East 0 0 1011.7 1018.7 -7.0
Mostly cloudy, cooler NE wind in the afternoon.
4 9.6 13.2 11.0 3.9 27 89 East Nth East 0.6 13.2 1007.7 1011.7 -4.0
Rain easing in the afternoon and turning to drizzle in the evening with variable winds turning NE.
5 10.1 14.5 11.6 12.0 39 272 East Nth East 0.2 1.6 1008.8 1011.6 -2.8
Low cloud breaking for a time around midday with a few sunny spells. Some drizzle at night. NE wind.
6 10.9 13.6 12.1 10.4 38 237 East Nth East 0.2 0.4 1005.9 1012.0 -6.1
Overcast with low cloud, light rain in the afternoon. Cool NE wind.
7 11.0 24.3 15.1 6.7 30 151 East Nth East 0.2 0.2 1001.8 1006.2 -4.4
Morning shower, cloud breaking from midday with mild northerly winds turning NE later in the afternoon.
8 7.0 24.1 16.3 4.3 30 97 East Nth East 0 0 1000.3 1004.1 -3.8
Mild and sunny with light NE winds turning northerly in the evening.
9 7.9 17.8 12.1 8.3 39 189 South Sth West 0.2 1.2 1003.0 1017.1 +14.1
Partly cloudy morning, cloud increasing in the afternoon with showers from evening. Southerly wind.
10 5.7 19.8 11.3 5.1 24 118 East Nth East 0.2 0.4 1008.5 1017.0 -8.5
Early showers clearing before dawn. Sunny with a few clouds. Southerly winds turning NE from mid afternoon.
11 8.3 19.7 13.5 6.1 23 139 East Nth East 0.2 0.4 984.9 1008.4 -23.5
Overcast with high cloud and light winds tending NE. Evening showers and winds changing to westerly at night.
12 5.5 11.6 7.7 20.2 58 462 West 1.0 11.4 985.0 997.2 +12.2
Morning rain and strong westerly winds turning southerly. Morning rain clearing in the afternoon with sunny spells. Showers in the evening. This is the third windiest October day since 2001.
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13 5.2 9.3 7.1 22.2 59 509 South Sth West 0.8 12.6 996.9 1017.4 +20.5
Overcast with rain and showers with a strong cold southerly wind. This is the second windiest October day since 2005 and third windiest day in my records starting in 2001
14 3.2 15.0 8.6 5.4 31 124 South Sth West 0.4 1.0 1015.8 1018.4 -2.6
Early showers clearing before dawn. Morning cloud breaking to a mostly sunny afternoon with a southerly wind.
15 2.4 16.2 9.4 4.7 26 107 East Nth East 0 0 1013.6 1017.1 -3.5
Partly cloudy with NE a wind
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