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NZ weather summary September 1957
« on: May 04, 2018, 08:57:01 AM »
September 1957: It was drier than usual in many districts. The absence of cold spells was favourable for lambing, except in Canterbury, where heavy losses were reported after wet weather early in the month. Practically the whole country benefited from a spell of sunny, settled weather from the 7th to the 17th.

Rainfall:
Rainfall was about half normal over the greater part of the country. In Southland totals were exceptionally low. Gore received only 0.18”, the lowest for any month in 50 years of record; for Invercargill with 0.57” it was the driest September in 60 years of observation. It was wetter than usual in eastern districts from Gisborne to Oamaru, and also about Cook Strait. [Invercargill Aero lowered its record with 10mm in September 1989].
 
Temperatures: Temperatures were 1F-2F above normal over most of the North Island, and also on the West Coast and in Central Otago. Over the remainder of the South Island they were about normal.

Sunshine: Sunshine was about average in eastern districts of the South Island and over much of the North Island. Over the greater part of the South Island and also in Northland and Taranaki totals were better than average by 20-30 hours.

[Some totals: Te Hapua 221, Kaitaia 190, Kerikeri 183, Whangarei 177, Auckland 200, Tauranga 178, Whakatane 196, Taupo 170, Hamilton 163, New Plymouth 192, Masterton 167, Gisborne 187, Napier 194, Paraparaumu 175, Ohakea 170, Palmerston Nth 139, Levin 154, Wellington 173, Wanganui 161, Westport 178, Hokitika 176, Greymouth 160, Haast 156, Nelson 209, Blenheim 207, Grassmere 174, Mt Cook 140, Methven 191, Christchurch 157, Tekapo 210, Timaru 157, Waimate 152, Omarama 182, Dunedin 138, Queenstown 176, Alexandra 195, Invercargill 177, Campbell Is 60, 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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