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Volume 21, 1888
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Meteorology.

Comparative Abstract for 1888 and Previous Years.

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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. 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).
Auckland 30.052 1.330 57.5 12.4 43.5 153.0 29.0 .348 73 34.600 174 130 716 on 17th 5.9
Previous 24 years 29.976 59.1 .395 73 42.570 187 Aug.
Wellington 29.912 1.566 54.4 12.5 38.3 151.0 27.0 .331 77 41.009 186 259 780 on 12th 4.2
Previous 24 years 29.921 54.7 .337 72 51.989 159 June.
Dunedin 29.876 1.706 49.7 14.6 56.6 144.0 26.0 .273 75 48.356 157 164 600 on 11th 5.2
Previous 24 years 29.866 50.3 .277 74 34.839 164 Feb.

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Average Temperature of Seasons, compared with those of the Previous Year.
Stations. Spring. September, October, November. Summer. December, January, February. Autumn. March, April, May. Winter. June, July, August.
1887.  1888. 1887.  1888. 1887.  1888. 1887.  1888.
Auckland 56·1  55·4 67·4  62·8 62·5  59·5 52·0  52·4
Wellington 52·3  52·8 63·0  59·3 56·9  55·8 47·6  49·5
Dunedin 48·8  49·3 62·1  57·0 52·7  49·6 43·3  43·3