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Molesworth Climate & Temperature

  • Molesworth, New Zealand is at 42°4'S, 173°15'E, 893 m (2930 ft). See map.
  • Molesworth 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 Molesworth is situated in or near the cool temperate steppe biome.
  • The average temperature is 8.2 degrees Celsius (46.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.4 °C (22.3°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Molesworth Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 661.3 mm (26 inches) which is equivalent to 661.3 Litres/m² (16.22 Gallons/ft²).
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Molesworth you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Braganca, Portugal where you would find a Mediterranean climate (Cool temperate moist forest biome).

Molesworth Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (35) 3 (38) 6 (42) 8 (47) 10 (50) 13 (55) 14 (57) 14 (57) 12 (54) 9 (48) 5 (42) 3 (37) 8 (47)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 62 (2) 55 (2) 48 (2) 63 (2) 54 (2) 64 (3) 55 (2) 41 (2) 45 (2) 62 (2) 61 (2) 53 (2) 661 (26)
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 9h 26' 10h 30' 11h 54' 13h 21' 14h 35' 15h 11' 14h 51' 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 58.4 67.6 71.4 67.8 58.5 47.8 36.2 27.8 24.5 47.6

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