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NZ weather summary June 1970
« on: March 13, 2012, 07:23:49 PM »
June 1970:  June was a mild month. Growth was good for the time of year, though in parts of Manawatu waterlogged ground resulted from excessive rain.

Rainfall: In many parts of the country rainfall was close to normal. However, it was less than half the normal value in Southland and South Otago, and in Hawkes Bay. It was also somewhat below normal in the remainder of Otago and in North Canterbury and northern Wairarapa. It was more than 50% above normal in parts of eastern Bay of Plenty and the East Coast, in southern Manawatu and Wellington, in Nelson, and in Central and South Canterbury. Greatest excesses were recorded in the Gisborne ranges, where 2-day falls of up to 16” were recorded for the 3rd-4th, during the passage of a trough in moist northerly winds. Flooding was reported in Whakatane at this time.

Some totals: Waimana 348mm, New Plymouth 276mm, Stratford Mountain House 985mm, Takaka 268mm, Dunedin Aero 8.5mm.

Temperatures: Temperatures were mainly above normal by 1F-2F in the North Island and by 2F-3F in the South Island. The main spells of cold southerlies were from the 5th-11th and on the 18th-19th.

22.2C maximum at Wairoa on the 5th, -8.3C minimum at Ophir on the 8th.

Sunshine: East of the main ranges in the North Island and in eastern Northland sunshine was below normal by 25-50 hours. Elsewhere it was mainly close to or somewhat below normal, except in South Taranaki, Wanganui and Taihape, where it was 20-30 hours above normal.

[Some totals:  Kaitaia 126, Kerikeri 97, Whangarei 105, Leigh 137, Auckland 136, Tauranga 132, Whakatane 147, Taupo 101, Opotiki 127, Auckland Aero 133, Hamilton 113, New Plymouth 101, Masterton 68, Gisborne 87, Napier 108, Wairoa 91, Paraparaumu 99, Ohakea 109, Kairanga 107, Palmerston North 93, Levin 85, Wellington 93, Stratford 123, Ohakune 101, Wanganui 117, Takaka 145, Westport 106, Hokitika 110, Greymouth 94, Haast 116, Riwaka 129, Nelson 131, Blenheim 146, Grassmere 131, Kaikoura 124, Mt Cook 73, Mt John 139, Methven 123, Christchurch 108, Tekapo 106, Timaru 133, Waimate 126, Omarama 132, Palmerston 108, Dunedin Aero 95, Dunedin 88, Oamaru 115, Queenstown 74, Alexandra 83, Invercargill 61, Campbell Is 1.5 (2nd lowest), Chatham Is 43]

Sources: NZ Met. Misc. pub. 107 (Climatological table, NZ Gazette) and NZ Met. Misc. pub. 109 (Meteorological Observations).
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Re: NZ weather summary June 1970
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 05:30:29 PM »
A mild winter month with considerable regional variations in rainfall.

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Re: NZ weather summary June 1970
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 06:15:11 PM »
"Queenstown 74, Alexandra 83, Invercargill 61, Campbell Is 1.5 (2nd lowest), Chatham Is 43"

Whew, some cloudy times there! Especially Campbell Island.
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Re: NZ weather summary June 1970
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 08:28:55 AM »


Yes, and Chatham's total was not even its lowest … Q'town actually near average in the town site with significant daylight loss - the outlying parts like Frankton see the sun for considerably longer in winter.


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