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Weekend weather quiz

Last weekend’s quiz proved a little tough for some but a few people managed impressive scores. This one has a little more of an international flavour.

1/ What is the worlds highest recorded temperature?

2/ Does Sydney have more rain than Auckland in an average year?

3/ What year did Cyclone Bola hit NZ?

4/ Does Brisbane’s daily maximum winter temperature exceed the average daily maximum summer temperature in Invercargill?

5/ What was the controversy surrounding Auckland’s hottest temperature in almost 140 years, supposedly recorded in February this year?

6/ True or false. TV One weatherman Jim Hickey was once a TV personailty on TV3.

7/ What is cirrus?

8/ What month is traditionally the South island’s coldest month of the year?

9/ True or false. Greymouth has more sunshine hours than London , England each year.

10/ True or false. Phonenix, Arizona is the sunniest centre on the planet.

11/ Is Paris warmer overall compared to New York?

12/ Which town in NZ has the record for the most hours of sun in one day?

13/ What year during this decade did a heavy snowstorm affect eastern parts of the South Island catching forecasters unaware and also caused isolation and loss of power for some communities for an extended period?

14/ Approxiamately how many millimetres of rain does Whangarei receive each year?

15/ What month this year did the Victorian bushfires claim more than 100 lives?

16/ Place in order the windiest to the least windy town or city in NZ?



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17/ Who invented the barometer?

18/ Which is the hottest state overall in the USA?

19/ A late night English weather presenter famously said that there would be no storm or hurricane to hit the UK over a 24 hour period but the next morning, huge winds caused major damage across the nation. What year was this?

20/ True or False. Hurricanes have a higher windspeed than tornadoes.

Let us know how you get on and we’ll provide the answers this time tomorrow.


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