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Long weekend quiz

With an extra day available this long weekend we thought we’d put together a fairly comprehensive weather quiz including national and international questions.

Feel free to put your answers in our add comments section at the bottom of this page. Good luck!

1/ Which town in the USA is the sunniest centre on the planet?

2/ Between London and Wellington, which city has a higher rainfall total annually?

3/ What year last century did a severe gale cause millions of dollars worth of damage to the UK?

4/ Which city gets more sunshine annually, Sydney or Auckland?

5/ What year in the 20th century did a severe and prolonged drought affect North Otago and South Canterbury?

6/ Last month the warmest May on record in New Zealand took place however cold winds and showery conditions did affect which southern city at times during the month?

7/ True or False-Fiji receives more sunshine hours each year than Brisbane?

8/ Cyclone Bola delivered winds from which direction back in 1987?

9/ Which hurricane in 2004 rampaged through parts of the Caribbean and the southern part of the USA plus was category 5?

10/ How many millimetres in a metre of rain?

11/ When does summer officially start in the UK?

12/ What month in 1973 did Rangiora and Jordan hit 42.4 degrees?

13/ Which city has more extensive smog, Christchurch or Los Angeles?

14/ Last February Timaru recorded a temperature in excess of 40 degrees. What was the official reading?

15/ Auckland’s humidity  on average is highest in which month of the year?

16/ Hokitika recorded its highest May temperature ever 3 or 4 weeks ago. how hot did it get?

17/ What month did the ‘Wahine’ storm hit New Zealand in 1968?

18/ 1975 saw a severe and damaging nor’ west storm affect eastern parts of the country. What month was it?

19/ True or False-Levin gets more rain than Motueka.

20/ Name 3 of the sunniest centres in New Zealand.

21/ Cyclone Tracy affected Darwin during Christmas in what year?

22/ Hurricane Katrina pounded the southern states of the USA in what year?

23/ True or False-The Waikato endured a severe drought in 1977?

24/ 1984 was the year of serious flooding in Invercargill but during what month?

25/ What is the highest wind speed ever recorded in New Zealand?

26/ Tornadoes in the US have caused a high number of fatalities this year.How many lives in New Zealand have been claimed in total by twisters that have touched down here?  

27/ A tornado affected the southern suburb of Halswell, Christchurch causing damage in what year?

28/ True or False-Darwin has a wet and dry season.

29/ Which centre receives more sunshine each year, Tauranga or Alexandra?

30/ Which city has the warmest summer overall, Melbourne or Sydney?

We’ll provides the answers later in the weekend.

Comments

karen on 4/06/2011 4:08am

1. Yuma Arizona
2.Wellington
3.1987
4.Sydney
5.1906-07
6.Invercargill
7.False
8.Sou East but was in March of 1988 not 1987
9.Hurricane Ivan
10.1000
11.1 June
12.February
13.Los Angeles
14.40.3
15.February
16.26.7
17.April
18.August
19.False
20.Blenheim, Nelson, Tauranga or Whakatane
21.1974
22.2005
23. False think it was the following year?
24.January
25.250kmh or 134knots?
26.7
27.1983
28.True
29.Tauranga
30. Sydney

sw on 3/06/2011 8:21pm

1/ pheonix

2/ wellington

3/ 1987

4/ sydney

5/ 1988
6/ invercargill

7/ false

8/ Cyclone Bola delivered winds from which direction back in 1987? 1988 SE

9/ cant remember

10/ 100

11/ JUNE1

12/ FEBRUARY

13/ LA

14/ 40.3

15/ February

16/ 26.8?

17/ april 10

18/ august 1

19/ false

20/ blenhem nelson whakatane

21/ 1974

22/ 2005

23/ True 1977/78

24/ january

25/ 272kmph

26/ 10

27/ 1983

28/ True

29/ Tauranga

30/ Sydney

Guest on 3/06/2011 6:00pm

LA
Wellywood
1988
Sydney
1980 something
Invercargill
F
North
A big one
1000
Now
Feb
LA
41 degrees
Feb
25
April
August
F
Nelson and 2 others
1970 something
2003
F
January
200
5
1980s
T
Alex
Melb

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