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Reefton Climate & Temperature

  • Reefton, New Zealand is at 42°7'S, 171°52'E, 198 m (650 ft). See map.
  • Reefton has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Reefton is situated in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The mean temperature is 11.2 degrees Celsius (52.2 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11.8 °C (21.2°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Reefton Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1989.5 mm (78.3 inches) which is equivalent to 1989.5 Litres/m² (48.8 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Reefton you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Melgaço, Viana Do Castelo, Portugal where you would find a Mediterranean climate (Warm temperate moist forest biome).

Reefton Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 5 (41) 7 (44) 9 (49) 11 (52) 13 (56) 15 (59) 17 (62) 17 (62) 15 (59) 12 (53) 8 (47) 5 (42) 11 (52)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 182 (7) 170 (7) 189 (7) 193 (8) 178 (7) 172 (7) 149 (6) 106 (4) 125 (5) 166 (7) 187 (7) 172 (7) 1990 (78)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 26' 10h 30' 11h 54' 13h 21' 14h 35' 15h 11' 14h 52' 13h 50' 12h 28' 11h 01' 9h 47' 9h 09' 12h 00'
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 27.4 35.7 47.1 58.3 67.5 71.3 67.7 58.4 47.7 36.1 27.8 24.5 47.5

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