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)
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