February Summary

Above average temperature, the 4th warmest February in my records. More than 3 times the average rainfall, less windy than average.

  • February was above my average temperature of 16.4C with 17.3C and is the 4th warmest February I've recorded. My February record is 19.4C in 2016. The coolest February is 2002 with 13.0C.
    • The warmest temperature was 34.9C, my February record is 36.1C in 2009
    • The coldest temperature was 7.6C. The lowest February temperature I've recorded is in 2001 with 3.4C.
    • Eighteen days reached or exceeded 20C, my average is 19.
    • Eleven days reached or exceeded 25C, my average is 7.
    • Six days reached or exceeded 30C, my average is 2.
  • Wind run was 93% of my average of 4843km with 4528km. The windiest February I've recorded was 2002 with 6148km.
  • The barometer recorded below average pressure for the month with 1007.9hPa. My average is 1014.3hPa. New record low pressure of 969.9hPa with the passage of storm Fihi on the 1st.
  • Rainfall was 340% of my average expected total of 39mm with 132mm, a new February record. The previous record was 2008 with 110.4mm. The 2 wet days were on the 2nd with Storm Fehi 38.5mm and ex tropical cyclone Gita, 49.5mm on the 20th.
    • The driest February is 2001 with 5.5mm.
February 2018 Summary
Temperature
Mean 17.3 C
Mean Maximum 23.9 C
Mean Minimum 12.3 C
Maximum High 34.9 C (1st)
Maximum Low 17.3 C (17th)
Minimum High 13.5 C (20th)
Minimum Low 7.6 C (22nd)
Wind Speed and Direction
Maximum Gust 61 km/h (1st)
Mean 7.1 km/h
Wind Run 4528 km
Max Daily Windrun 361 km (21st)
Prevailing Direction East North East
Barometer
Maximum 1028.0 hPa (8th)
Minimum 969.9 hPa (1st)
Mean 1007.9 hPa
Max Daily Change +28.8 hPa (26th)
Rainfall
Days with Measured Rainfall
(0.5mm or more)
11
Max Daily Rainfall 49.5 mm (20th)
Monthly Rainfall 132 mm
Humidity
Maximum 100 % (Several days)
Minimum 25% (1st)

 

 

February 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 14.7 34.9 23.6 15.1 61 344 East Nth East 0 0 969.9 995.6 -25.7
NE winds with a light shower in the morning. Hot gusty nor'west winds from late morning with broken high cloud. A fresh cool southerly change in the evening. Storm Fehi brings strong winds and heavy rain to the west and south of the Island and Wellington. A bird's-eye view of the storm-ravaged West Coast
2 10.1 18.1 13.3 10.7 35 243 South Sth West 2.0 38.5 985.1 1007.3 +22.2
Morning rain clearing to the odd shower by afternoon, southerly winds.
3 9.9 19.2 13.2 5.2 29 117 South Sth West 0.5 0.5 1007.3 1015.8 +8.5
Early showers clearing by dawn, cloud breaking in the afternoon. Cool southerly winds.
4 9.3 24.6 16.3 6.4 37 145 East Nth East 0 0 1002.6 1015.6 -13.0
Mostly sunny with some high cloud and a fresh NE wind. Overcast in the evening.
5 12.8 28.1 19.5 5.9 39 134 North Nth West 0 0 992.5 1002.4 -9.9
Variable cloud with NE winds turning warm nor'west from midday. Cloud increasing and wind dying away in the evening.
6 10.1 19.7 14.1 7.2 33 164 South Sth West 0 0 995.3 1018.3 +23.0
Cloudy and cool morning with southerly winds. Warmer with sunny intervals in the afternoon. 
7 10.0 21.7 16.0 4.8 25 110 East Nth East 0 0 1018.6 1027.9 +9.3
Sunny and mild with a few clouds, NE winds.
8 10.5 21.6 16.3 8.6 37 195 East Nth East 0 0 1021.9 1028.0 -6.1
Sunny and mild with a fresh NE wind in the afternoon.
9 14.8 22.2 18.2 9.7 36 221 East Nth East 0 0 1013.6 1021.9 -8.3
Few clouds, sunny and mild with NE wind
10 13.9 24.8 18.0 4.6 27 97 East Nth East 0 0 1010.9 1015.0 -4.1
Cloud and some drizzle in the morning. Cloud breaking to a mostly sunny afternoon. Low cloud from evening with drizzle.
11 16.7 19.0 17.8 6.8 35 155 East Nth East 1.0 16.0 995.4 1011.1 -15.7
Overcast with low cloud and mist at times. Morning rain easing from midday to showers. Cloud breaking in the evening. Maximum temperature recorded at 11:40pm.
12 15.4 31.4 21.4 4.4 32 99 East Nth East 0.5 0.5 996.6 1003.2 +6.6
Morning fog clearing to a sunny warm day with NE winds in the afternoon.
13 14.7 32.4 21.4 4.8 37 108 East Nth East 0 0 1003.1 1009.2 +6.1
Some cloud at times, warm with variable breezes in the morning and NE wind in the afternoon.
14 14.3 21.1 17.5 7.4 34 168 West 0 0 1008.9 1011.8 +2.9
Cloudy with drizzle at times, variable winds tending westerly.
15 11.5 30.3 19.9 6.1 36 139 East Nth East 0.5 0.5 1001.4 1011.4 -10.0
Morning mist clearing. Variable cloud in the morning with NE winds. NE easing and turning warm nor'west in the afternoon with cloud clearing. 0.5mm of rain from fog condensation.
16 12.9 31.4 21.5 9.9 48 226 North Nth East 0 0 1003.8 1010.5 -6.7
Variable cloud, NE winds turning warm northerly from midday.
17 17.3 30.4 22.3 6.6 44 150 East Nth East 0 0 1001.7 1013.0 +11.3
Cloudy morning with a few spots of rain at times. Cloud breaking from midday and a cooler southerly change in the afternoon but remaining fine.
18 15.6 28.5 20.8 6.1 30 138 East Nth East 0 0 1006.2 1012.3 -6.1
Sunny morning with NE winds, high cloud increasing in the afternoon with a change to warm northerly winds in the evening.
19 13.2 29.4 19.0 4.9 30 111 West 0.5 3.0 1005.8 1010.9 +5.1
Warm in the morning with light breezes. Winds tending cooler SW from midday with cloud increasing from late afternoon. Drizzle and light rain in the evening.
20 11.0 13.5 12.5 2.2 24 49 South Sth West 1.0 49.5 996.8 1010.4 -13.6
Overcast with rain from mid morning but little wind. Some flooding near the lower reaches of the Heathcote River but the forecast heavy rain and gales from ex cyclone Gita in the evening did not eventuate. Other areas of the country were hit hard. Photos: Cyclone Gita causes devastation across New Zealand and Ex-tropical cyclone Gita causes landslips, destroys two homes near KaikĊura
21 9.2 14.0 11.5 15.8 53 361 West 1.5 11.0 994.2 1005.2 +11.0
Morning showers with cool west to SW winds. Shower less frequent in the afternoon with winds easing in the evening.
22 7.6 19.5 12.9 5.2 31 119 South Sth West 0.5 1.5 1005.0 1010.9 +5.9
Morning showers clearing before dawn and cloud breaking to a sunny afternoon. Southerly winds.
23 7.7 25.4 15.3 2.6 22 58 East Nth East 0 0 1009.2 1013.2 +4.0
Some cloud but mostly sunny from mid morning with light NE winds.
24 11.9 21.5 16.7 7.0 42 159 East Nth East 0 0 1007.0 1014.9 -7.9
Sunny morning, cloud increasing ni the afertnoon with freshening nor'easterlies.
25 13.3 28.9 19.8 7.7 52 177 East Nth East 0 0 993.5 1006.6 -13.1
Mostly cloudy with NE winds turning gusty nor'west in the afternoon. A few spots of rain morning and evening.
26 11.0 19.7 14.3 9.5 48 215 South Sth West 1.5 8.0 994.0 1022.8 +28.8
Morning rain with fresh cool southerly winds. Cloud breaking in the afternoon and wind dying away in the evening.
27 10.5 17.5 14.0 4.4 27 100 East Nth East 0 0 1021.3 1024.4 -3.1
Overcast with NE winds.
28 13.3 19.9 16.0 9.0 33 206 East Nth East 0.5 3.0 1013.5 1021.0 -7.5
Morning light rain clearing with cloud breaking in the afternoon. NE winds.


February 2018  Temperature Graph
February 2018 Wind Dir Graph
February 2018 Wind Dir Graph
February 2018 Wind Speed Graph
February 2018 Rainfall Graph
February 2018 Barograph
February 2018 Humidity Graph