Auckland, New Zealand: It’s official – summer was rubbish

It’s official – summer was rubbish
5 March 2012

It’s been a summer of cold temperatures, water spouts and lack of sunshine.

Now new Niwa figures back up what everyone already knows – Auckland’s summer was one of the worst on records.

The figures also show December 18 was also among the coolest on record.

The 14.9C recorded in Whangaparoa that day was the second lowest recorded on December 18 since 1982 while the 15.1C in Whenuapai was the coldest since 1951.

It was 15.5C in Henderson – the second-lowest since 1971 and 15.4C in Auckland central – the third lowest temperature on that day since 1961…

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Bay of Plenty: Record cold snap

Rain brings end to record cold snap
26th June 2009

The Bay’s exceptional cold snap which has seen overnight June temperatures in Tauranga fall below 3C for nine consecutive days is unparalleled in Bay of Plenty Times weather records dating back to at least 1982.

Never in 27 years do our figures – recorded at Chapel St – show a colder or more long-lasting frosty spell in June.

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