Here is a quiz focussing on the climate in New Zealand. How many answers can you come up with with our multi choice questions…
1/ Which month was the big snowstorm of 1992 that affected Canterbury?
2/ What’s the highest recorded temperature in the North Island?
3/ In what month did the ferry Wahine sink in 1968?
4/ New Zealand’s hottest ever temperature was recorded in 1973 but where?
5/ Which New Zealand city has the most snow on average?
6/ What month this year did New Zealand’s most widespread snow event fall across the country
7/ A gust of 250kph has been recorded in New Zealand. Name the location.
C Mt John Observatory
D Mount Hutt
8/ The longest dry spell over a 12 month period recordedwas 167mm. Name the township that endured the dought.
9/ The most sunshine hours in New Zealand is often cause for debate but which centre traditionally has the most sunshine?
10/ Which centre has the most frosts annually?
B Palmerston North
We’d love to have your comments and we’ll provide the answers later today. Good luck!
on 8/10/2011 10:52pm
Sunshine leader – unclear between Nelson and Blenheim (and Motueka, for that matter). Over the years of common records (1930-present), Blenheim is ahead by a very small amount. Both places have had changes of site and/or small changes at their sites, which makes it even more difficult to assess. “Traditionally”, it’s Nelson.