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Volume 23, 1890
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Meteorology.

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Comparative Abstract for 1890 and Previous Years.
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.
Stations. 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 30.020 1.140 59.6 12.9 42.0 147.0 29.0 0.370 71 46.100 176 5.8
Previous 26 years 29.982 59.1 0.388 73 42.240 185
Wellington 29.978 1.474 55.8 13.8 50.0 139.0 27.0 0.330 72 45.230 165 226 680 on 18th Feb. 4.0
Previous 26 years 29.923 54.6 0.334 72 50.772 159 Feb.
Dunedin 30.140 1.516 51.1 14.8 53.0 140.0 26.0 0.302 79 27.984 155 132 570 on 29th Oct. 5.4
Previous 26 years 29.866 50.2 0.277 74 34.916 161 Oct.

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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.
1889. 1890. 1889. 1890. 1889. 1890. 1889 1890.
Auckland 58.3 58.3 66.5 65.8 60.5 60.3 52.8 54.2
Wellington 54.8 54.9 62.7 61.6 56.1 57.3 47.7 49.3
Dunedin 51.6 51.2 60.5 58.9 51.6 52.0 40.3 42.5