Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 

Climate Summary – Sept 2008: Mild start to spring


National Climate Summary – September 2008: Mild start to spring

• Temperature: Above average for most of the country, especially in South Canterbury, and Central Otago.

• Rainfall: Low in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, and all of the east coast of the North Island; high in Wellington, Nelson, and Central Otago.

• Sunshine: Above average for much of the North Island (with the exception of Kapiti and Wellington), North Canterbury, and South Otago.

Further highlights:

• The lowest temperature during September was recorded at Alexandra on the 6th, where the minimum temperature was -6.0°C. The highest temperature during September 2008 was 26.8°C, recorded at Timaru on the 23rd during a strong north-westerly air flow.

• The highest 1-day rainfall was 236 mm recorded at Mount Cook on the 23rd (the third highest 1-day total for September at this location since records began in 1928).

• The highest wind gust for the month was 169 km/hr at Castlepoint on the 27th, the highest September gust speed for this location since records began in 1972 (this same location had the highest gust for the nation last month as well; 128 km/hr on the 22nd of August).

• Of the five main centres, Auckland was the warmest and sunniest, Wellington was the wettest, and Christchurch the coldest and driest.


Full summary:
NIWA_National_Climate_Summary__September.doc

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

By May 2018: Wider, Earlier Microbead Ban

The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Snail-ier Mail: NZ Post To Ditch FastPost

New Zealand Post customers will see a change to how they can send priority mail from 1 January 2018. The FastPost service will no longer be available from this date. More>>

ALSO:

Property Institute: English Backs Of Debt To Income Plan

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church is applauding today’s decision, by Prime Minister Bill English, to take Debt-to-income ratios off the table as a tool available to the Reserve Bank. More>>

ALSO:

Divesting: NZ Super Fund Shifts Passive Equities To Low-Carbon

The NZ$35 billion NZ Super Fund’s NZ$14 billion global passive equity portfolio, 40% of the overall Fund, is now low-carbon, the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Split Decision - Appeal Planned: EPA Allows Taranaki Bight Seabed Mine

The Decision-making Committee, appointed by the Board of the Environmental Protection Authority to decide a marine consent application by Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd, has granted consent, subject to conditions, for the company to mine iron sands off the South Taranaki Bight. More>>

ALSO: