The third wettest summer in the region with average temperature
Although it was never really that hot during the summer (the maximum temperature was only 30.1 °C) it also was never cold, so the overall temperature was just a little (0.06 degrees) below average but still within the average range.
With 5 days of over 25 mm precipitation it isn’t hard to image that it was a very wet summer. In fact, with 442.1 mm it was the third wettest summer we have seen in the 100 years of records in the region. It was consistently wet with the only dry period occurring during the last half of August when we saw less than 5 mm.
Summary for Summer 2014:
Maximum Temperature 30.1°C
Minimum Temperature 2.6°C
Average Daily High Temperature 23.4°C (Long term average 24.2°C)
Average Daily Low Temperature 12.8°C (Long term average 12.2°C)
Total Precipitation 442.1 mm (Long term average 274.0 mm)
(Long term averages based on 1971-2000 data for the Waterloo Wellington Airport)