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Sunshine totals

The graph below indicates the average monthly sunshine figures at 4 different locations.

Note that Tauranga has only a slight increase during the month of September, compared to the other 3 centres.

Mean monthly sunshine (hours)

Monthly sunshine hours in New Zealand

New Zealand record: most sunshine hours in one year – Nelson (1931): 2‘711 hours.
New Zealand record: lowest sunshine hours in one year – Invercargill (1983): 1‘333 

*Source  NIWA



RW on 5/09/2009 9:34pm

At Tauranga, September is the 2nd cloudiest month of the year in its longterm averages if daylength is allowed for.

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