Story: Ecoregions

The nor’wester

North-westerly winds drop metres of rain on the western coasts, then pass over to the east. In Canterbury, the dry, hot nor’wester is notorious for causing headaches and irritability. Watch footage of the nor’wester bringing rain to the West Coast.

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Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - Windward districts: to the west', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2024)

Story by Matt McGlone, published 24 Sep 2007