November 5 in our weather history has been an active day and not just because of it being Guy Fawkes Day…
1917 – Easterlies blew strongly over the upper North Island with New Plymouth enjoying temperatures well into the 20s for 4 consecutive days.
1937 – A long dry spell was gripping the lower South Island after numerous anticyclones frequented the region but it was broken early in December by a near stationary depression.
1946 – A months rainfall fell over 4 days in Milford Sound as nor’ west rain hung on for several days with frequent heavy and torrential downpours.
1961 – Cantabrians woke to a moderate frost after a recent southerly dumped snow on the foothills and the following clear skies saw cold to very cold temperatures developing overnight.
1978- Humidity levels were high over Northland through the first week of November but skies were often cloudy and winds were breezy from the nor’ east. Many locals believed it was more like February/March.