We’ve bolded our answers to the multi choice questions below…
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
on 9/10/2011 3:16am
“5/ Which New Zealand city has the most snow on average?
Are you comparing sites at the same altitude?? as you are probably aware parts of dunedin rise to 250-300m asl and receive quite regular snow. Snow in Central Dunedin is much less common infact in many years snow doesnt even fall in suburbs below 100m.
on 9/10/2011 1:56am
Re sunshine, there is no convincing evidence to separate Nelson and Blenheim (or Motueka for that matter). For the years of common records for Nelson and Blenheim (1930-present) Blenheim has a tiny lead overall. Both places have had changes of site and/or changes of exposure at a site, which makes assessment even more difficult.