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Station details

Station height is in metres above mean sea level. Years of data are the number of complete years of data for the 1981 – 2010 period.

Master station list – most climate variables in the datasets are from these stations. Where AWS stations have replaced the original stations, the records have been combined. Because the complete years of data generally vary between variables, an average of the complete years of data was calculated. 

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Station name

Latitude

Longitude

Height (m)

Years of data

Kaitaia Observatory

35.135°S

173.262°E

85

23

Whangarei Airport

35.767°S

174.367°E

37

22

Auckland, Owairaka

36.900°S

174.733°E

41

22

Tauranga Airport

37.667°S

176.200°E

4

21

Hamilton, Ruakura

37.783°S

175.317°E

40

26

Rotorua Airport

38.117°S

176.317°E

287

27

Gisborne Airport

38.650°S

177.983°E

4

25

Taupo Airport

38.741°S

176.083°E

396

25

New Plymouth Airport

39.012°S

174.181°E

27

16

Napier, Nelson Park

39.500°S

176.917°E

2

24

Wanganui, Spriggens Park

39.945°S

175.046°E

15

23

Palmerston North

40.325°S

175.611°E

39

18

Masterton, Waingawa

40.983°S

175.617°E

114

8

Wellington, Kelburn

41.283°S

174.767°E

125

27

Nelson Airport

41.283°S

173.233°E

2

25

Blenheim

41.520°S

173.872°E

40

22

Westport Airport

41.733°S

171.583°E

2

18

Kaikoura

42.421°S

173.691°E

105

19

Hokitika Airport

42.717°S

170.983°E

39

30

Christchurch Gardens

43.533°S

172.617°E

7

26

Mt Cook, The Hermitage

43.733°S

170.100°E

765

13

Lake Tekapo

44.002°S

170.441°E

762

22

Timaru Airport

44.303°S

171.225°E

25

23

Milford Sound

44.667°S

167.917°E

3

27

Queenstown

45.024°S

168.737°E

354

18

Alexandra

45.246°S

169.390°E

150

10

Manapouri Airport

45.535°S

167.642°E

209

14

Dunedin, Musselburgh

46.900°S

170.517°E

2

27

Invercargill Airport

46.419°S

168.329°E

0

28

Chatham Islands

43.950°S

176.567°E

44

21

Antarctica, Scott Base

77.850°S

166.750°E

16

26