It is time to say good-bye to 2021. We will finish the year with a fine, dry, and mild day across the upper North Island with no rain expected tonight. Here were the observation highlights across the upper North Island over the year.
Max Temp: 31.3c, West Harbour, 25th December
Min Temp: -3.1c, Dairy Flat 4th July
Daily mean temp: 16.6c recorded from North Shore, Auckland
Wettest place: 2955mm, Pinnacles, Coromandel Ranges
Wettest 24 hrs: Piha 205mm, 30th-31st August
Driest place: 789mm, Northcote Point
Max wind gust: Clevedon, 154 km/h, 3rd August
Snowfall: Marlborough Forest, Northland, above 700m, 9th August
Tornado: South Auckland, 19th June, EF2 on Fujita scale
Largest felt earthquake: M3.8, 35km E of Whangarei Heads 5th July
Highest tide - 1.73m MSL height, Waitemata harbour 31st March
Tsunami – Great Barrier Island 11th Feb wave 60cm. 5th March wave 30cm.
(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, floods, king tides, Southern Lights, total lunar eclipse, and earthquakes. 2021 saw some amazing moments captured around the upper North Island. Thanks to everyone who shared their moments.
Happy new year from Hauraki Gulf Weather.