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NZ weather summary September 1967
« on: July 23, 2018, 01:48:52 PM »
September 1967: September was notable for the exceptionally cold weather in the first half of the month, with snow to low levels in many areas at times. Lamb losses occurred in eastern districts of the North Island and in Otago and Southland. Temperatures were much milder in the second half of the month with good conditions for growth, except in parts of Canterbury and North Otago, where it was too dry.

Rainfall: In the South Island rainfall was mainly less than 3/4 of the average value. Over most of Canterbury, on the Kaikoura Coast and in some inland areas of Marlborough, Nelson and Buller it was less than half. The only part of the South Island with rainfall at least 50% above average was South Otago with part of Southland. In the North Island rainfall was for the most part close to average. However, Taranaki, eastern Bay of Plenty, and parts of Manawatu and Wairarapa were at least 25% drier than usual; while parts of eastern Northland, Coromandel and northern Hawkes Bay were appreciably wetter than usual.

Temperatures:  Temperatures were 1F-3F below average in most eastern and inland districts from Dunedin to Gisborne, Taupo and eastern Bay of Plenty. Elsewhere they were close to average. The main snowfalls were 2-5 and 11-13 September. Parts of South Taranaki received their first snow for many years.

Sunshine: Sunshine was below average by up to 30 hours in parts of Otago, in eastern districts from Ashburton to Masterton, about Cook Strait, and in parts of Nelson. It was 15-30 hours above average in northern Northland, parts of Waikato, and on the West Coast.

[Some totals:  Kaitaia 184, Kerikeri 162, Whangarei 157, Auckland 152, Tauranga 179, Whakatane 191, Taupo 163, Opotiki 178, Hamilton 174, New Plymouth 154, Masterton 149, Gisborne 176, Napier 182, Wairoa 182, Paraparaumu 160, Ohakea 164, Palmerston North 146, Levin 159, Wellington 152, Stratford 149, Ohakune 139, Wanganui 146, Westport 161, Hokitika 167, Greymouth 167, Haast 173, Riwaka 190, Nelson 171, Blenheim 165, Grassmere 167, Kaikoura 134, Mt Cook 118, Mt John 181, Methven 158, Christchurch 145, Tekapo 167, Timaru 152, Waimate 143, Omarama 163, Dunedin Aero 119, Dunedin 115, Oamaru 157, Queenstown 131, Alexandra 153, Invercargill 134, Campbell Is 75, Chatham Is 109].

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 September 1967
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2018, 01:50:03 PM »
A cold first half. Sunnier than normal in some western areas.

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Re: NZ weather summary September 1967
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 02:27:12 PM »
Must've been a big shock after the mildness of August to be plunged into severe cold and snow at the beginning of spring. (I doubt they had long-range forecasts back then)

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Re: NZ weather summary September 1967
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2018, 04:04:22 PM »


Yes, I think it was (was overseas at the time).  Now there's October & November (coming shortly) to relish!


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