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Kiwi multi choice weather quiz

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?

A May

B June

C July

D August

2/    What’s the highest recorded temperature in the North Island?

A 34

B 36

C 38

D 40

3/   In what month did the ferry Wahine sink in 1968?

A March

B January

C April

D December

4/      New Zealand’s hottest ever temperature was recorded in 1973 but where?

A Culverden

B Rangiora

C Jordan

D Alexandra

5/      Which New Zealand city has the most snow on average?

A Christchurch

B Timaru

C Dunedin

D Invercargill

6/     What month this year did New Zealand’s most widespread snow event fall across the country

A April

B June

C July

D August

7/        A gust of 250kph has been recorded in New Zealand. Name the location.

A Wanaka

B Queenstown

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.

A Gisborne

B Nelson

C Clyde

D Alexandra

9/       The most sunshine hours in New Zealand is often cause for debate but which centre traditionally has the most sunshine?

A Nelson

B Blenheim

C Whakatane

D Tauranga

10/      Which centre has the most frosts annually?

A Hamilton

B Palmerston North

C Timaru

D Invercargill

We’d love to have your comments and we’ll provide the answers later today. Good luck!


RW 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.

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