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Quiz answers

 Yesterday we posted a brief Kiwi quiz and they’re certainly some knowledgable people regarding New Zealand weather!

Here are the answers in bold…


Which city has more rain annually, Palmerston North or Dunedin? Dunedin

Which area of NZ saw thousands of fish fall on a 10 acre paddock in the 1940s?? Remarkable but true, Hastings

What city exceeded 40 degrees last summer? Timaru

What year did Cyclone Drena hit NZ? 1997

Name 3 locations where fatal tornadoes have occurred in New Zealand? Taranaki, Frankton and also Albany on 2 occasions.

What river flooded the Taieri plains near Dunedin in 1980? Taieri River

Which town has recorded the longest hours of sunshine in a single day? Gore with 15 hours

Which city has the least amount of sunshine annually? Invercargill 1st, Dunedin 2nd

Which city is windier overall, Hamilton or Nelson? Nelson

New Zealand’s highest recorded midnight temperature is 26.4 degrees.Where was it? Christchurch




RW on 9/05/2011 10:02am

Hold the phone – the main Dunedin city area site (Musselburgh) has less rain than Palm. Nth (805mm for 1971-2000 averages vs. Palm. Nth’s 896mm). To get higher than PN in the Dunedin environs one has to got to the hill zones to the SW of the city, or the Gardens on the peninsula.

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