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2020 - time to say good-bye

We will finish the year with a fine, dry and mild day across the upper North Island with no rain expected tonight. Here were a few highs and lows of 2020 around the Gulf.

Max Temp 33.1c, Browns Bay 4th Feb

Min Temp -2.2c, Waitoki 4th Aug

Wettest 1450mm, Dome Forest

Driest 550mm, Gulf Harbour

Daily average temp - 16.40c. 0.1c below the 2018/19 average

Highest wind gust – Auckland Harbour bridge 127 km/h

Largest felt quake - M 5.2, 130 km E of Whitianga 29 Aug.

Highest tide - 1.82m MSL height, Waitemata harbour

Highest tide peak average 1.69m. (1cm below the 2015 to 2019 average)

(Sources: Private stations, council rain gauges and Land Information New Zealand)

Pictures say a thousand words. From sunsets to sunrises, storms, waterspouts, tornadoes, gales, downpours, king tides, earthquakes and bush fire smoke. 2020 saw some amazing moments captured around the Hauraki Gulf. Thanks to everyone who shared their moments.

Happy new year from Hauraki Gulf Weather.

The smoke from the Australian bushfires moves across Auckland on 5th January. Credit Dave Chandler
Bushfire sky 5th January (credit Dave Chandler)

Mangawhai sunrise 3rd June (credit Bent Copper)

Mangawhai tornado 26th June (credit Michelle Dawn Jago)

M5.2 shakes around the Gulf on 29th August

Intercloud lightning 10th November Auckland

Coromandel rainbow 4th September

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