Auckland basked in warmer August - but Wellington cornered the sun
5:00AM Monday September 03, 2007
By Angela Gregory

Aucklanders enjoyed a warmer August than usual - but Wellington had the sunniest weather last month.

Data released yesterday showed that the average maximum temperature across greater Auckland for the month was 16C. That's 1.2C higher than usual. Carla Salinger, of Weatherwise, said the region's average minimum was 8.2C, exactly the average.

Ms Salinger said Aucklanders may have perceived August was particularly wet as there were many rain days, but the total rainfall was just 4mm above average.

Niwa, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, said in its climate summary, that temperatures were above normal over much of the North Island and near average over most of the South Island.

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