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Volume 19, 1886
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Meteorology.

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Comparative Abstract for 1886 and previous Years.
STATIONS. Barometer At 9.30 a.m. 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 Degree of Moisture (Saturation = 100). Total Fall in inches. Average Daily Force in Miles for Year. Maximum Velocity in Miles in any 24 hours, and Date. Mean Amount (0 to 10).
Auckland 30.115 1.430 59.1 12.5 46.0 153.0 28.0 .374 73 32.640 165 813, on 8th 63
Previous 22 years 29.973 59.1 .395 73 42.782 187 Seot,
Wellington 29.958 1.676 54.4 12.1 47.0 150.0 27.0 .338 79 54.477 169 191 700, on 9th 4.2
Previous 22 years 29.921 54.7 40 .337 72 51.773 158 Dec.
Dunedin 29.916 1.892 51.3 15.2 54.0 .299 75 52.632 178 119 610, on 26th 5.9
Previous 22 years 29.875 50.3 .277 74 34.665 164 Nov.

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Average Temperature of Seasons, compared with those of the previous Year.
Stations. Spring. Summr. Autumn. Winter.
September October November December January February March April May June July August
1885 1886. 1885 1886. 1885 1886. 1885 1886.
Auckland 56.4 56.9 64.6 66.9 59.7 61.5 52.7 51.2
Wellington 53.5 52.6 60.6 51.7 55.6 56.9 48.3 46.4
Denedin 50.6 51.5 56.4 57.9 51.7 53.1 44.7 42.5