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NZ Weather Quiz

How well do you know your weather? Here is a short quiz mainly based on the weather that has affected our shores.

It’s set up as a bit of fun and we understand there’ll be some variations in interpretation but the judges decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into!! 😉

This time tomorrow we’ll provide the answers…


1/ Which 2 locations have recorded New Zealand’s highest recorded temperature?

2/ What month and year was the ‘Wahine’ storm?

3/ ‘ Slip,slop,slap and wrap’ is in reference to what?

4/ Which area or township has the lowest annual average rainfall across the nation?

5/ In recent times, what year were icebergs seen floating up the eastern coast of the South Island?

6/ Cyclone Drena hit the north of the North Island in what year?

7/ Where is New Zealand’s highest ever recorded wind gust and when?

8/ Name 2 top locations for average annual sunshine in New Zealand

9/ What type of cloud formation is cumulonimbus?

10/ Thunderstorms occur most often in which part of the country?

11/ July 1992 is a month often remembered for Cantabrians for what reason?

12/ Convert 14 degrees Celsius to Fahrenheit

13/ Name Dunedin’s old recording weather station that caused anxt amongst the locals

14/ What month this year were parts of the Bay of Plenty pelted by a severe hailstorm?

15/ What is La Nina and El Nino?

16/ Cyclone Bola in 1988 affected which part of NZ?

17/ What are the ‘autumn’ months in this country?

18/ Which one of these revolving weather systems is the smallest – hurricane, typhoon, tropical cyclone or tornado? 

19/ What is the line on a weather chart which joins points of equal pressure?

20/ Who invented the mercury thermometer?


Visit us again tomorrow to see how well you scored!



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