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NZ weather summary January 1968
« on: July 29, 2018, 02:47:09 PM »
January 1968:  January was a dry month over the greater part of the country. It was a good month for harvesting, and in many districts growth was also satisfactory. However, it was too dry in parts of Northland and Bay of Plenty.

Rainfall: Rainfall was mainly half the average value in the North Island and 3/4 in the South Island. It was less than 1/4 of the average over nearly the whole of Northland and most of Nelson. The only areas with rainfall somewhat above normal were the Canterbury coast together with Banks Peninsula and parts of the plains; the Wellington district; and the Southland coast with Stewart Island. In many areas about half the rain fell during the 3 days 17-19 January.

Temperatures:
Temperatures were mainly close to average. However, they were 1F-2F cooler than normal in Fiordland and most of Southland, and about 1F warmer than average over the Canterbury plains and coast from Christchurch to Ashburton. In most districts the warmest days were from the 10th to the 13th; and in parts of Canterbury the temperatures reached 90-93F in the 12th.

Sunshine: Sunshine was mainly close to or a little above average; but eastern districts from East Coast to Wairarapa and coastal Southland received up to 35 hours less than average.

[Some totals:  Kaitaia 230, Kerikeri 209, Whangarei 235, Auckland 227, Tauranga 246, Whakatane 252, Taupo 245, Opotiki 209, Hamilton 227, New Plymouth 259, Masterton 213, Gisborne 226, Napier 216, Wairoa 215, Paraparaumu 248, Ohakea 232, Palmerston North 215, Levin 221, Wellington 244, Stratford 252, Ohakune 196, Wanganui 224, Westport 216, Hokitika 211, Greymouth 180, Haast 202, Riwaka 290, Nelson 276, Blenheim 271, Grassmere 198 {suspect!}, Kaikoura 191, Mt Cook 204, Mt John 283, Methven 256, Christchurch 222, Tekapo 288, Timaru 206, Waimate 181, Omarama 282, Dunedin Aero 210, Dunedin 199, Oamaru 208, Queenstown 256, Alexandra 253, Invercargill 161, Campbell Is 82, Chatham Is 181].

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 1968
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2018, 02:48:35 PM »
A pleasant summer month for most holidaymakers.

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Re: NZ weather summary January 1968
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 03:09:32 PM »
Yes it was very decent for the holidays- fair whack of sunshine and not too windy as I recall.
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Re: NZ weather summary January 1968
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 03:43:55 PM »

Feb 1968 will make a good followup … coming soon.


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