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NZ weather summary November 1970
« on: March 13, 2012, 09:30:25 PM »
November 1970: As in November 1969, barometric pressures were unusually high over New Zealand, and November 1970 was dry, warm and sunny like the previous November. Western and southern districts of the North Island and northern districts of the South Island received some rain during the first 5 days but very little after that. Elsewhere, conditions were mainly favourable for farming.

Rainfall: Rainfall was less than half the normal value west of the main ranges of the North Island and south of Kawhia and Lake Taupo; also in southern Wairarapa, Marlborough, Nelson and the greater part of Otago. Motueka with a total of 0.21” had its driest November in 70 years of record. The main area which was wetter than normal consisted of Auckland with southern Northland and parts of Waikato. Other areas included South Westland and parts of northern Hawkes Bay.

877mm rainfall at Milford; 6mm at Martinborough, 6mm at Riwaka, 5mm at Alexandra.

Temperatures: Temperatures were above normal by 1F-2F except in northern and eastern districts of the North Island, where they were close to normal. So far, 1970 has been the warmest year since 1962 and one of the warmest on record.

31.7C maximum at Darfield on the 30th.

Sunshine:
The greater part of the country was favoured with about 30 hours above normal sunshine. However, totals were only about normal in most eastern districts and in Bay of Plenty and Northland. From Ashburton to Waimate sunshine was 30-70 hours below normal. Timaru had less than half as much sunshine as Lake Tekapo.

[Some totals:  Kaitaia 211, Kerikeri 211, Whangarei 199, Leigh 219, Auckland 239, Tauranga 221, Whakatane 216, Taupo 200, Opotiki 193, Auckland Aero 235, Hamilton 208, New Plymouth 232, Masterton 205, Gisborne 219, Napier 217, Wairoa 233, Paraparaumu 239, Ohakea 239, Kairanga 228, Palmerston North 204, Levin 200, Wellington 232, Stratford 196, Ohakune 224, Wanganui 241, Takaka 244, Westport 222, Hokitika 202, Greymouth 198, Haast 176, Riwaka 270, Nelson 255, Blenheim 251, Grassmere 213, Kaikoura 220, Mt Cook 195, Mt John 283, Methven 173, Christchurch 195, Tekapo 274, Timaru 124, Waimate 129, Omarama 239, Palmerston 192, Dunedin Aero 202, Dunedin 184, Oamaru 168, Queenstown 234, Alexandra 246, Invercargill 192,  Campbell Is 72, Chatham Is 149]

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 November 1970
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2018, 03:17:52 PM »
A pleasant spring month, with the sunshine very welcome after the generally drab and damp conditions over the previous 3 months.


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