Rainfall: Well below normal in Taranaki, Kapiti, and Golden Bay, above normal in Coromandel, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, and the far southwest of the South Island
Soil moisture: Significant deficits in eastern regions from southern Wairarapa to Otago, as well as Kapiti, Wellington, and Nelson
Temperatures: Warm at first, much cooler during the last week
Sunshine: Very sunny in Northland, Westland, Nelson and Southland
Little rainfall occurred in many regions during the first two to three weeks of November.