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NZ weather summary October 1967
« on: July 24, 2018, 01:41:36 PM »
October 1967:  October was warm and sunny, especially in the North Island. It was also mainly dry. Growth was generally good in the north, but in parts of South Canterbury and North Otago rainfall was not adequate after the dry winter and early spring, with feed shortages.
   
Rainfall: In northern and some western districts of the North Island and in parts of Wairarapa, Marlborough, and North Canterbury rainfall was less than half the average value. In parts of Northland, Auckland and Waikato it was less than a quarter; some stations received their lowest October rainfall in many years of record. Over the rest of the country rainfall was mainly somewhat below average. However, it was up to 50% wetter than usual in most of Southland, Central Otago and Hawkes Bay, and in parts of central Canterbury and Gisborne.

Temperatures: Temperatures were mainly 2F-4F above average in the North Island and 1F-2F above average in the South Island. Highest departures were in Rotorua, Waitomo and Taranaki; and lowest departures in Westland, Otago and Southland. A brief cold change which crossed the country from the 21st-23rd brought some snow on the South Island ranges.

Sunshine: Sunshine was above average by 20-60 hours except in the Bay of Plenty, where it was close to average. Northland and western districts of the North Island were particularly favoured.

[Some totals:  Kaitaia 230, Kerikeri 225, Whangarei 179, Auckland 223, Tauranga 199, Whakatane 194, Taupo 202, Opotiki 178, Hamilton 202, New Plymouth 222, Masterton 234, Gisborne 223, Napier 225, Wairoa 212, Paraparaumu 201, Ohakea 234, Palmerston North 210, Levin 190, Wellington 211, Stratford 218, Ohakune 229, Wanganui 226, Westport 204, Hokitika 177, Greymouth 177, Haast 187, Riwaka 269, Nelson 245, Blenheim 278, Grassmere 238, Kaikoura 226, Mt Cook 190, Mt John 255, Methven 223, Christchurch 235, Tekapo 254, Timaru 204, Waimate 189, Omarama 246, Dunedin Aero 190, Dunedin 172, Oamaru 215, Queenstown 203, Alexandra 231, Invercargill 181, Campbell Is 85, Chatham Is 141].

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 October 1967
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 01:42:41 PM »
A very pleasant spring month, but no indicator of what immediately followed.


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