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North Island provincial city stats

Earlier this week we published figures on how much rain, wind, high and low temperatures had taken place over the six main centres and today we look at cities across the north.

Whangarei for starters has had a very dry last four week period with just sixteen millimetres of rain falling.
The northern city has seen daytime highs peak at twenty seven degrees and the low has dropped down to eleven on one occasion during the night.
The highest wind gust recorded was over two days at 54kph with a southerly but also an easterly direction.

Gisborne has seen the mercury hit twenty nine degrees four times over the last month and a night time low of eight degrees.
A nor’ wester has been the gustiest wind clocking up to 57kph.Rain has been at a real minimum with just twelve millimetres falling.

Napier has soared as high as thirty two degrees but dipped as low five degrees in just over the last four weeks.
Rainfall again has been well below par with fifteen millimetres measured and the windiest day saw a southerly come in at 56kph.

Rotorua has had one cold night of four degrees and the hottest temperature has been twenty seven degrees.
The city has only recorded one millimetre of rain over the period and the wind was the breeziest on the day before Waitangi day. It blew in at 67kph from the southeast direction.

New Plymouth saw the wind peak at 93kph from the southeast earlier in the month. Temperatures haven’t gone beyond twenty five degrees and the minimum at night has dropped to six degrees just once.
Rain has totalled thirty six millimetres with a majority of that falling over one day.

Wanganui also saw a big wind gust top out in the 90kph mark from the south earlier in the month.
Twenty five degrees is as high as it’s been over the last month and eight degrees is where its hit overnight just once.
Forty four millimetres of rain has taken place and that fell over two days with no other rain recorded.

Palmerston North has seen one hot day top thirty degrees and one chilly night of five degrees.
The wind hasn’t been overly excessive and has peaked at 67kph.
Thirty three millimetres of rain has occurred over three days with the rest of the time frame being dry.

Homepage image of Rotorua where just 1mm of rain has fallen over the last month. will publish South Island provincial city statistics over the next day or two.


RW on 21/02/2013 2:22am

New Plymouth has clocked up a very large total of sunshine so far this month, probably secord-setting for the last 4 weeks.

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