Kōrero: Weather

Sea surface temperatures, 1993–2002

Sea surface temperatures, 1993–2002

This map shows New Zealand’s mean annual sea surface temperatures for 1993–2002 in degrees celsius. These have a profound impact on New Zealand’s climate, which is temperate. The air arriving from the north is cooled, while the air from the south is warmed. The expansive surrounding oceans also mean that air coming from both directions arrives with high humidity.

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Erick Brenstrum, 'Weather - Factors determining weather', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/7749/sea-surface-temperatures-1993-2002 (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Erick Brenstrum, published 12 Jun 2006