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Weather - specifically humidity

by Gert&Jer Online Now Feb 25, 2010 at 6:36 PM

We are heading off to Norfolk Island on Sunday - and in checking the weather forecast, I noticed that it's humidity is pretty high. Can anyone who has been there at this time of year tell me if this makes an impact? We are keen on doing lots of walking - but if it is running at around 80-90% wonder how uncomfortable this may be. Thanks Gert.

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    Re: Weather - specifically humidity

    by ricky52 Online Now Feb 25, 2010 at 7:10 PM

    Due to extreme climatic changes the World is experiencing at the moment, trying to predict the weather can be difficult because of local, on the day variations.
    Most places now are seeing weather conditions well outside the norm.
    The information below should be used as a guide only.

    Here is the average weather for Norfolk Island for this time of year.
    Enjoy your holiday.

    February.
    High 77f / 25c
    Low 68f / 20c
    Rain 4.10in / 105.0mm
    Rain days 14
    Hours of sun 7
    Daylight hours 13
    UV level 11 = Extreme
    Humidity = Low
    Sea temp 75f / 24c

    March.
    High 75f / 24c
    Low 66f / 19c
    Rain 4.90in / 124.0mm
    Rain days 16
    Hours of sun 7
    Daylight hours 12
    UV level 10 = Very High
    Humidity = Low
    Sea temp 73f / 23c

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    Re: Weather - specifically humidity

    by nrmadden Online Now Feb 25, 2010 at 9:59 PM

    Hi Gert,
    Because Norfolk Island is small and completely surrounded by warm sea water from the tropics (sea surface temperatures around 21Dec C ) there will always be reasonable humidity but this is tempered by an ever present sea breeze.

    March should be the ideal time - the cyclone season has almost ended and temperature and humidity will start to fall. By April it will be starting to get to the low 20s during the days and 12 deg at night.

    Enjoy your trip

    Neville

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    Re: Weather - specifically humidity

    by Gert&Jer Online Now Feb 25, 2010 at 11:43 PM

    Thanks to both of you for this information. I am certainly looking forward to our week away. I will post some photos and any useful information I can pass on to others when I get back.

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    Re: Weather - specifically humidity

    by al2401 Online Now Feb 26, 2010 at 2:00 AM

    A reply less technical - Norfolk has a sub-tropical climate and the season for your travel is autumn - yes, it can be humid. It is almost guaranteed to rain every day for periods of 5 minutes and then clear completely. It is warm but it is only water - you dry quickly. There is a constant sea breeze.

    Be aware that it can get quite cool at night. I always carry a waterproof, windproof jacket that folds into a pocket - I actualy bought it on Norfolk.

    I find that the only difference between a humid climate and not humid is that you are aware of the amount you perspire. Drink plenty of water and enjoy the experience of Norfolk.

    My Norfolk pages are still in progress - film negatives being translated into digital!

    have a great trip.

    Alison

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    Re: Weather - specifically humidity

    by al2401 Online Now Feb 26, 2010 at 2:08 AM

    At the risk of being rude and breaking VT rules - I have actually posted as having been to Norfolk Island. And for personal information I come from the Sunshine Coast.

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    Re: Weather - specifically humidity

    by ricky52 Online Now Feb 26, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    You are not breaking any rules Alison and local knowledge is always better.

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