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Table VI.—Comparative Abstract for 1873, and previous Years.

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Stations. Barometer. Temperature from Self-registering Instruments read in Morning for Twenty-four hours previously. Computed from Observations. Rain Wind. Cloud.
Mean Reading. Extreme Range. Mean Temp. in Shade. Mean Daily Range of Temp. Extreme Range of Temp. Max. Temp. in Sun's Rays. Min. Temp. on Grass. Mean Elastic Force of Vapour. Mean Deg. of Moisture. (Saturation=100). Total Fall in Inches. No. of Days on which Rain fell. Average daily force in Miles for Year. Maximum Velocity in Miles in any 24 hours, and date. Mean Amount (0 to 10).
North Island.
Mongonui 29.986 1.592 61.8 15.6 54.0 154.0 63.720 158 146 672 on 6 Oct. 4.5
Previous 7 years 29.972 59.7 .417 76 52.868 167
Auckland 29.981 1.596 59.3 13.9 49.3 159.8 13.4 .409 80 41.237 170 296 780 on 8 Feb. 7.1
Previous 9 years 29.925 59.7 .413 76 45.432 187
Taranaki 29.975 1.601 58.1 16.7 51.0 26.0 53.120 181 225 630 on 6 Jan. 6.6
Previous 9 years 29.929 57.4 .373 73 57.001 157
Napier 29.960 1.630 58.0 16.9 54.0 140.0 .375 77 42.380 143 245 900 on 21 Jan. and 26 April. 2.6
Previous 5 years 29.909 58.2 .393 75 34.308 84
Wanganui 30.053 1.550 55.2 17.9 56.0 149.0 .328 74 38.720 122 249 670 on 21 Jan. 5.0
Previous year 30.087 56.7 .333 .71 38.120 135
Wellington 29.942 1.540 55.4 11.9 45.0 145.0 28.0 .336 76 54.985 173 215 845 on 18 Dec. 5.4
Previous 9 years 29.885 54.4 .328 72 50.416 154
South Island.
Nelson 29.873 1.539 56.6 22.2 58.0 169.0 .342 72 65.440 93 5.6
Previous 9 years 29.905 55.5 .370 75 62.368 88
Christchurch 29.940 1.639 52.9 14.4 60.0 160.0 13.5 .332 81 26.330 134 138 647 on 15 Jan. 6.1
Previous 9 years 29.864 53.8 .327 77 25.660 115
Bealey* 29.757 1.518 47.7 16.9 69.8 .7.0 .280 83 82.071 165 5.2
Previous 5 years 29.787 46.2 .259 81 100.621 178
Hokitika 29.951 1.621 53.7 12.9 49.0 106.0 22.8 .348 83 96.170 161 189 507 on 31 Aug. 4.4
Previous 7 years 29.930 52.5 .360 87 115.537 194
Dunedin 29.786 1.723 50.6 13.8 50.0 180.0 .290 78 35.825 167 168 670 on 29 Sept. 5.9
Previous 9 years 29.883 50.7 .279 73 32.711 166
Queenstown 29.987 1.443 50.8 16.4 58.2 155.7 .249 67 32.300 131 139 367 on 30 Sept. 5.4
Previous year 51.4 .257 67 28.880 117
Southland 29.886 1.730 156.0 37.480 191 187 580 on 24 Oct. 6.8
Previous 8 years 29.798 49.9 .274 75 46.817 156

[Footnote] * 2,104 feet above sea level.