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Climate Summary For August 2008

Climate Summary For August 2008

Another very wet and stormy month (July 2008 was also very wet in many places) for most of the country

• Rainfall: Well above normal rainfall (more than 150% of normal) in Marlborough (especially Kaikoura), Canterbury, Tasman, eastern Southland and the majority of the North Island; below normal rainfall (less than 80% or normal) in Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, parts of the Southern Alps, Central Otago and Fiordland.

• Temperature: Near average (plus or minus 0.5°C) for the North Island; below average for the South Island, particularly inland Canterbury and coastal North Otago (1 to 2°C below average).

• Sunshine: Well above normal (more than 125% of normal) hours of bright sunshine recorded for coastal Gisborne and East Cape; above normal (between 110 and 125% of normal) for Northland, eastern Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay, north Canterbury, Fiordland and Southland.


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