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NZ weather summary January 1967
« on: July 18, 2018, 01:38:20 PM »
January 1967: January was cloudier and cooler than average over much of the country, especially in the North Island. The weather was too unsettled for harvesting in many districts, and fruit crops were affected in Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa. On the other hand, in many parts of the South Island, especially in Southland, farming conditions were too dry.
   
Rainfall: Rainfall was about half the average value in eastern districts of the North Island, except for the Gisborne high country. It was also well below average in most of Northland, in Taihape, in inland Marlborough, and in some eastern and southern coastal areas of the South Island. On the other hand, it was more than 50% above average in South Westland, the Alps, and the Canterbury high country. This area had very heavy rain from the 21st-24th in a spell of westerlies, and some stations had more than 20” in these 4 days.

Temperatures: In the North Island temperatures were about 1F below average. In the South Island they were mainly close to average. The cool spell which had commenced in the last week of 1966 persisted during about the first 10 days of 1967, affecting especially eastern and inland districts from Christchurch to Gisborne. [There were some much warmer spells later, with stations in Central Otago and Canterbury recording up to 34C on the 15th or 16th].

Sunshine: Sunshine was below average by 20-60 hours in southern and eastern districts of the North Island, also in Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Taihape, and parts of Nelson, Marlborough and Canterbury. Masterton had one its cloudiest Januaries in 40 years of observation, with only 171 hours of sunshine. Elsewhere sunshine was mainly close to average.

[Some totals: Kaitaia 221, Kerikeri 227, Whangarei 230, Auckland 230, Tauranga 223, Whakatane 221, Taupo 215, Opotiki 208, Hamilton 234, New Plymouth 230, Masterton 171, Gisborne 206, Napier 223, Wairoa 228, Paraparaumu 202, Ohakea 228, Palmerston North 176, Levin 193, Wellington 197, Stratford 236, Ohakune 200, Wanganui 210, Westport 195, Hokitika 191, Greymouth 183, Haast 219, Riwaka 237, Nelson 231, Blenheim 244, Grassmere 200, Kaikoura 184, Mt Cook 167, Mt John 261, Methven 240, Christchurch 191, Tekapo 267, Timaru 188, Waimate 166, Omarama 219, Dunedin Aero 183, Dunedin 177, Oamaru 180, Queenstown 218, Alexandra 219, Invercargill 172, Campbell Is 106, Chatham Is 169].

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 January 1967
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2018, 01:39:36 PM »
The second half of the month was much better than the first.


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