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Record sunshine hours (2nd of 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, (accessed 3 October 2023)

Story by Erick Brenstrum, published 12 Jun 2006