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NZ weather summary July 1962
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:35:57 PM »
July 1962: During July the mild weather experienced during the previous 2 months continued over the whole country making the period May to July the warmest since observations began. In most areas stock were in good condition though in some areas the ground became very wet.

Rainfall: Rainfall was below or close to normal over the North Island, except for the Manawatu and East Coast districts where it was 2-3 times the usual. In parts of the Bay of Islands and western Bay of Plenty only about half the normal rain fell, while in Auckland there were 10 consecutive days without rain in the second half of the month. In the South Island, except on the Canterbury Plains where totals were about normal, July was wetter than usual. In parts of Central Otago about 3-4 times the normal amount fell.

Temperatures: Temperatures were above average over the whole country, the differences in the North Island having their greatest values of 2F-3F in the East Coast, Wellington and central districts. In Blenheim, the West Coast and inland Canterbury temperatures were about 3F above normal. Elsewhere in the South Island the difference was about 1F.

Sunshine:
North of the Waikato July was sunnier than usual, Auckland receiving a record total of 53 hours more than average. The remainder of the North Island had about the usual amount of sunshine, except in Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and parts of Manawatu and Wellington, where totals were 15-30 hours below normal. Central Otago and Canterbury received about the usual sunshine, but elsewhere in the South Island it was 20-30 hours below normal.

[Some totals: Te Hapua 172, Kaitaia 161, Kerikeri 148, Whangarei 151, Auckland 182, Tauranga 167, Whakatane 165, Taupo 118, Opotiki 150, Hamilton 139, New Plymouth 131, Masterton 81, Gisborne 125, Napier 115, Wairoa 115, Paraparaumu 117, Ohakea 115, Palmerston Nth 90, Levin 113, Wellington 92, Ohakune 114, Wanganui 120, Westport 110, Hokitika 105, Greymouth 89, Haast 112, Nelson 129, Blenheim 137, Grassmere 120, Kaikoura 108, Mt Cook 62, Methven 128, Christchurch 118, Tekapo 117, Timaru 122, Waimate 116, Oamaru 120, Omarama 125, Dunedin Aero 105, Dunedin 102, Queenstown 66, Alexandra 114, Invercargill 80, Campbell Is 17, Chatham Is 79].


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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Re: NZ weather summary July 1962
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 05:54:11 PM »
NIWA has a report on a North Island storm during this month, but not mentioned in the monthly review above.

https://hwe.niwa.co.nz/event/July_1962_Waikato_Storm

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Re: NZ weather summary July 1962
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 06:07:19 PM »

I have checked the source document - no mention in the summary, or in the weather sequence (I have not included the weather sequences in these reports because of the amount of typing required). Surprising that there's no reference to it in the summary.


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