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NZ weather summary October 1957
« on: May 04, 2018, 02:27:38 PM »
October 1957: It was windy and cool. Westerly quarter winds were even stronger and more frequent than is usual. Accordingly, conditions were too wet in western areas and in Southland, adversely affecting growth. Gales were reported in many districts from the 11th-14th and on the 31st; on both occasions very deep depressions were passing close to Southland.

Rainfall: Rainfall was above normal over the greater part of the country, and departures exceeded 50% over the high country of the South Island, in Southland, and over most of Taranaki. Parts of the Canterbury high country received double the average. Totals were below normal in eastern districts north of Oamaru, including the Bay of Plenty. Departures were mainly 30-40%. Many thunderstorms were reported, especially in western areas, on the first 4 days of the month and also from the 11th-14th.

Temperatures: Temperatures were below normal over the whole country, mainly by 2F. Highest departures were in southern, western and inland districts of the South Island and also in the southern Waikato-Rotorua-Taupo area. At a few stations October was cooler than September. Snow fell to low levels in some inland parts of Southland and Otago on the 4th and again on the 30th-31st.

Sunshine: Sunshine was below normal in western and southern districts of the South Island and in Taranaki. Departures exceeded an hour a day in Otago and Southland. East of the ranges there was a moderate surplus.
 [Some totals: Te Hapua 215, Kaitaia 182, Kerikeri 202, Whangarei 196, Auckland 191, Tauranga 211, Whakatane 241, Taupo 196, Hamilton 177, New Plymouth 153, Masterton 199, Gisborne 229, Napier 243, Paraparaumu 177, Ohakea 184, Palmerston Nth 152, Levin 153, Wellington 186, Wanganui 173, Westport 144, Hokitika 135, Greymouth 123, Haast 119, Nelson 225, Blenheim 234, Grassmere 218, Mt Cook 120, Methven 222, Christchurch 225, Tekapo 195, Timaru 188, Waimate 160, Omarama 156, Dunedin 127, Queenstown 136, Alexandra 166, Invercargill 121, Campbell Is 83, Chatham Is n/a].


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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