Kōrero: Weather

Record sunshine hours (2 o 2)

Record sunshine hours

This table shows the highest and lowest amount of sunshine at certain places over the past 150 years. In the South Island there is a striking contrast between the sheltered north (Nelson) and the south (Invercargill), which is exposed to the cloud bands pushed eastwards by winds in the roaring forties.

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Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Erick Brenstrum, 'Weather - Highs – anticyclones', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/diagram/7760/record-sunshine-hours (accessed 24 September 2019)

Story by Erick Brenstrum, published 12 Jun 2006