Where is the sunniest place in NZ?

Were you curious about where the sunshine capital of New Zealand is? Thinking of a seachange?

Would you like to live in the place that gets the most amount of clear days in New Zealand?

Stop looking, because here it is. As confirmed by NIWA.

NIWA is the initials of New Zealands National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, and is obviously our national body tasked with looking into and after this sort of substance.

And the proof?

Well here it is.

So there you have it, not just in black & white but colour – no doubts now. Whether its the geography of the Nelson Bays area or some other factor the visualization above tells the facts.

In the December 2005 edition of Water & Atomsphere……………..

Ben Liley Andrew Tait and Greg Bodeker discuss in an article entitled “Solar Energy” what we know of New Zealand’s solar energy resource.

The above chart was attached to that article, linked on the page mentioned above. Full publication details of the edition are here.

There was also an item in tonight’s paper stating that the first 25 pilot home & businesses picked for the Solar City initiative that Nelson is launching, are up & running with a new internet based solar monitoring service.

More articles about our relationship with the sun in the Nelson region go here.

Detailed breakdown of our local weather including climate, temps, daylight hours, sunshine hours, the light, etc, head on over here.

ABOVE GRAPHICS – NIWA  News & Publications ›  Publications ›  Water & Atmosphere ›  Vol.13 No.4 – December 2005 › Solar energy

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