2022 comes to a close
It is time to say good-bye to 2022. We will finish the year with a partly cloudy day in the mid 20’s with maybe some isolated showers and easterlies.
Here were some observation highlights across the upper North Island over the year.
Max Temp: 32.3c, Massey, 4th Jan Min Temp: -1.3c, Kopu, 12th Aug Daily mean temp: 17.0c recorded from North Shore, Auckland Wettest place: 4760mm, Pinnacles, Coromandel Ranges Driest place: 1029mm, Stanmore Bay Max wind gust: Great Barrier Is 94 knots, 13 Feb (Cyclone Dovi) Thunderstorm days: 23 days Snowfall: Zilch Tornado / Waterspout: Hauraki Gulf off North Shore, 20th Nov Number of earthquakes: 56 Largest felt quake: M3.9, 5km south of Te Aroha, 29th December Tsunami : Tutukaka, Great Barrier Island 16th Jan, wave height 1.33m. Highest tide : 1.73m MSL height, Waitemata harbour, 11th Sep
(Sources: Private stations, council rain gauges, GeoNet and Land Information New Zealand)
Pictures say a thousand words. From sunsets to sunrises, sun halos, storms, waterspouts, gales, a cyclone, downpours, floods, a tsunami from a volcanic eruption, king tides, and earthquakes. 2022 saw some amazing moments captured around the upper North Island.
Thanks to everyone who shared their moments.