Climate drivers and seasonal outlook for the Wellington Region - Spring 2022 summary Summer 2022-2023 outlookSearch in document library
Spring 2022 was a season of sharp contrasts, oscillating between a predominantly humid north-easterly flow and polar blasts bringing significant snow accumulation to low levels in the Wairarapa towns in October (see photo on the cover). Total accumulated rainfall was well above average in the Wairarapa, but not as exceptional as the summer and winter totals across the region. Temperatures were significantly above average, largely due to the unseasonal warmth in November when marine heatwaves formed all around the country. It was the hottest November on record for virtually the entire region for the second consecutive year. For Wellington, spring 2022 was the third least windy on record, for records starting in 1960.