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NZ weather summary June 1969
« on: September 17, 2018, 11:49:12 AM »
June 1969:  June as marked by an unusually high frequency of southwesterly winds. It was a cold month and for the most part rather dry. Growth was less than usual in the North Island but otherwise farming conditions were favourable. A small local tornado caused some damage at Bell Block, New Plymouth, on the 27th.
   
Rainfall: Rainfall was below average over nearly the whole of the South Island and the greater part of the North Island. It was less than half the average value in northern and eastern districts of the South Island north of Dunedin, and in parts of Wellington, Manawatu, eastern Bay of Plenty, northern Hawkes Bay, and Gisborne. In South Canterbury and parts of North Otago it was less than a quarter. Inland from Temuka and Timaru some stations received less than 0.10”, the lowest for many years. The main areas with rainfall above average were Northland and Coromandel, Taumarunui and Taihape, and most of Southland. Parts of Northland around Doubtless Bay and Whangaroa had more than double the average.

Temperatures: Temperatures were below average except in most northern districts of the North Island and parts of Southland, where they were close to average. Departures were mainly about 2F, but they exceeded 3F in parts of Central Otago and Fiordland, in Westland and parts of Marlborough, and in eastern Bay of Plenty with parts of Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. In these areas it was the coldest June for many years, Napier having its coldest June in 46 years of record. On the 16th-17th snow fell to low levels over the greater part of the South Island and also on the North Island high country. In Dunedin it was the heaviest fall since the exceptional one of 25-27 July 1939, with depths of up to a foot in hill suburbs.

Sunshine: Sunshine was above average by 20-40 hours in most eastern districts, on the West Coast, and in Manawatu and parts of Nelson. Areas especially favoured were Wellington, Taranaki to the south and east of Mt Egmont, and parts of South Canterbury and North Otago. On the other hand, sunshine was below average by 30-65 hours in Auckland and Northland. Auckland’s total of 74 hours was its lowest for any month in 60 years of observation. [Lowered to 72 hrs in June 1979].

[Some totals:  Kaitaia 96, Kerikeri 98, Whangarei 85, Auckland 74, Tauranga 132, Whakatane 156, Taupo 115, Opotiki 148, Hamilton 93, New Plymouth 102, Masterton 122, Gisborne 160, Napier 149, Wairoa 156, Paraparaumu 148, Ohakea 115, Palmerston North 108, Levin 126, Wellington 136, Stratford 129, Ohakune 78, Wanganui 119, Westport 109, Hokitika 128, Greymouth 97, Haast 145, Riwaka 175, Nelson 170, Blenheim 179, Grassmere 162, Kaikoura 145, Mt Cook 85, Mt John 146, Methven 143, Christchurch 131, Tekapo 105, Timaru 143, Waimate 147, Omarama 135, Palmerston 134, Dunedin Aero 103, Dunedin 94, Oamaru 146, Queenstown 69, Alexandra 112, Invercargill 76, Campbell Is 9, Chatham Is 67]

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 June 1969
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 11:50:32 AM »
A classic southwesterly month. Wellington's sheltering (much of the time) plus extra sunshine made it feel like a pretty good winter month.


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