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NZ weather summary August 1958
« on: May 06, 2018, 08:45:38 PM »
August 1958:  Like the two previous months, August was comparatively dry, especially in eastern and southern districts. It was also rather cloudy, but considerably milder than July. It has been a good winter for stock, except for a few lamb losses in Southland at the end of the month.

Rainfall:
Rainfall was below average, except in western districts from Hokitika to Waikato, where there was a slight excess, and on the Southland coast, where it was average. In Hawkes Bay, Canterbury and Otago it was less than 1/2 of average. Greatest deficiencies were in an area covering the Kaikoura Coast and most of North Canterbury, and also in Central Otago.

Temperatures: Temperatures were 1F above normal in northern districts of both islands. Snow reached low levels in the South Island and the central plateau of the North Island on the last 2 days of the month.

Sunshine: Sunshine was below normal over the greater part of the country, and departures exceeded 30 hours in parts of Taranaki, Manawatu, Westland and Central Otago. Marlborough and most of Canterbury were favoured with somewhat more sunshine than usual.

[Some totals: Te Hapua 155, Kaitaia 162, Kerikeri 166, Whangarei 159, Auckland 149, Tauranga 163, Whakatane 164, Taupo 127, Hamilton 132, New Plymouth 132, Masterton 145, Gisborne 148, Napier 151, Paraparaumu 142, Ohakea 124, Palmerston Nth 97, Levin 117, Wellington 131, Wanganui 135, Westport 138, Hokitika 130, Greymouth 106, Haast 131, Nelson 177, Blenheim 200, Grassmere 179, Mt Cook 98, Methven 166, Christchurch 159, Tekapo 162, Timaru 146, Waimate 143, Omarama 151, Dunedin 116, Queenstown 110, Alexandra 127, Invercargill 97, Campbell Is 24, Chatham Is 94].


Sources: NZ Met. Misc. pub. 107 (Climatological table, NZ Gazette) and NZ Met. Misc. pub. 109 (Meteorological Observations) - additional comments by the poster.




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