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From South Island weather analyst Richard Green.

– Kaikoura had 206mm of rain during July

– Cheviot,North Canty had 200 mm in 24 hours last Thursday ( a once in 50 year event)

– Amberley totalled 150 mm in the same time frame…(a very rare occurrence)

Christchurch had over 150mm for July which is more than double the average

Christchurch also broke the number of consecutive days without hitting double figures ( It was broken on Saturday when the city hit 10 degrees after
struggling to reach double digits for 12 consecutive days)

Sunshine hours for the last 2 weeks of the month were abysmal. It hardly
reached double figures and rain also fell for 14 consecutive days (which is very unlike the drier ‘plains’ climate)

In other words, it was a soggy and dreary month (especially latterly) and
very reminiscent of an English winter!

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