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Wild February Weather Sees Whakatāne Drop Further In 2023 Sunshine Hours Race

The wet and wild weather experienced in February has caused for Whakatāne to suffer in the 2023 Sunshine Hours Race.

According to NIWA's Climate Database, Whakatāne's position in the race has dropped significantly, now sitting in 6th place.

Whakatāne had dropped another 71 hours last month to now trail 199 hours behind first place leader, Lake Tekapo.

Data shows, Whakatāne only experienced 179 hours of sunshine last month, in comparison to Lake Tekapo, who enjoyed 251 hours.

Whakatāne now sits back behind Lake Tekapo, New Plymouth, Richmond, Blenheim and Napier.

Whakatāne also experienced 199 fewer sunshine hours last month than the same time last year.


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