Another hot month with average precipitation
Another hot month coming in at 1.5 degrees warmer than average (the last time we had a colder than average one was back in March). The warmth was pretty consistent with lots of days where the highs were over 24°C but it never got over 30°C.
It was a pretty typical August in terms of precipitation, we got 79.7 mm which is within the average range for the month. There were a couple of big days when we were hit by typical August convective storms like the 31.4 mm on the 9th or the 17.9 mm on the 14th. After two dry months I think everyone's lawns and gardens will agree that this month made it a lot easier to survive.
The total precipitation for the year of 704.0 mm is still above the average for the end of August (596.0 mm).
Summary for August 2011:
Maximum Temperature 29.3°C
Minimum Temperature 11.3°C
Average Daily High Temperature 25.8°C (Long term average 24.7°C)
Average Daily Low Temperature 14.6°C (Long term average 12.6°C)
Total Precipitation 79.7 mm (Long term average 87.5 mm)
(Long term averages based on 1971-2000 data for the Waterloo Wellington Airport)