We’re breaking down the statistics to bring you the latest information from the last month for the six main centres.
Auckland, since mid January, has received a shade over twenty five millimetres of rain with the hottest temperature of twenty eight degrees and the coolest night dropping down to eleven degrees.
The wind has gusted from the north, bang on gale force, at 63kph.
Hamilton has also seen a dry month with twenty three millimetres of rain falling. The mercury has peaked at twenty nine degrees and twice the minimum has dropped through the night to a chilly five degrees.
The westerly one day earlier this month blew through at 57kph, which is the biggest gust over the last four or so weeks.
Tauranga has seen a sou’ wester whip up to 59kph and a high of thirty degrees throughout the period.
Rain has topped thirty millimetres and the lowest temperature for the Bay of Plenty city has been nine degrees during the night.
Wellington has lived up to its name for being windy. A southerly has roared though at 100kph and it’s also been the wettest main centre with seventy millimentres of rain.The highest temperature has been twenty six degrees with the low overnight at eight degrees.
Christchurch is a city of extremes.The highest reading of all the main centres of thirty two degrees was struck but also the lowest with a very nippy three degrees.
The city has only seen twenty one millimetres of rain but the highest wind gust was a southerly at 67kph.
Dunedinites have seen a high of thirty degrees during the last month with rain topping the rain guage at thirty nine millimetres.
The low has been down to eight degrees and the nor’ easter was the highest gust of wind at 50kph.
Summing it up, Christchurch has been the hottest, coldest, driest and second least windiest city in terms of peak gusts while Wellington has seen the most rain whereas Dunedin has had the smallest wind gust.
on 19/02/2013 12:11am
No mention of sunshine, which has been abundant? Wellington will not be far short of an all-dates 28-day local record (measuirng form 25 Jan to 21 Feb). The rainfall has been concentrated in a very short timespan.
on 18/02/2013 11:08pm
Im in Whangaparaoa north of Auckland and starting to get very desperate for rain out here. The tank is needing to be filled every couple of weeks now as there is no rain falling and everything is so brown and dry. Any reason as to why the highs have remained stuck over us for what seems longer than ever before? Desperate for rain.
on 18/02/2013 11:59pm
Our thoughts are with you at this challenging time.
The anticyclones keeping moving over us constantly and what fronts there have been have been insignificant and not really piercing northern NZ.
In the short term there’s no real break in sight however early March we’re hoping for a change in fortune.
Hang in there as best you can 🙂