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Provincial weather

Regions up and down the country promote their own ‘distinct’ type of weather.

Would you say the one for Southland below is accurate?

Southland’s weather is nothing if not variable and it is often said that one can experience four seasons in one day!

Typical summer daytime maximum air temperatures range from 16°C to 23°C, occasionally rising above 30°C. Snow falls infrequently in winter but frosts are common, especially in inland areas. Typical winter daytime maximum air temperatures range from 8°C to 12°C. On average there are about 1600 hours of bright sunshine annually. Prevailing winds are from the south-west.



RW on 25/10/2009 7:00pm

Accurate provided you don’t include the northen hinterland on the fringes of the Queenstown-Central Otago area, where conditions are drier and sunnier than on the Plain.

Matt on 23/10/2009 9:43am

I’d say that is accurate, very accurate infact after living in Southland all my life. Good job!

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