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Milford Sound waterfall

Milford Sound waterfall

Milford Sound, in the south-west of the South Island, is known as a land of waterfalls. The many fronts blown in from the Tasman Sea hit the high mountains of Fiordland and heavy rain results. Milford Sound averages over 6,000 millimetres of rain a year.

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Erick Brenstrum, 'Weather - Factors determining weather', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9533/milford-sound-waterfall (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Erick Brenstrum, published 12 Jun 2006