Sunshine Hours for Botantic Gardens

T Dobbie made this Official Information request to National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited

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From: T Dobbie

Dear National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited,

Please provide the monthly sunshine hours for Christchurch Botanic Gardens weather station from 2010 through to the end of 2023.

Yours faithfully,

T Dobbie

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From: Melissa Bray
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Kia ora T Dobbie,

Thank you for your email. We acknowledge receipt of your OIA request below.

We will respond as soon as possible and no later than 13 February 2024, being 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

Ngā mihi,
Melissa

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From: Melissa Bray
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited

Kia ora T Dobbie,

Thank you for your OIA request. We respond as follows.

The NIWA climate database Cliflo contains the data for temperatures for Christchurch Botanic Gardens covering the period of 2010-2023. Please find the link here: https://cliflo.niwa.co.nz/

Please note, under section 28(3) of the Act, you have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision.

Kind regards,
Melissa

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From: T Dobbie

Dear Melissa Bray,

I am after the sunshine hours for Botanic Gardens not the temperatures.

Yours sincerely,

T Dobbie

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From: Melissa Bray
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Limited

Kia ora T

 

CliFlo does show sunshine hours but it is recorded at fewer stations
compared to rainfall or temperature. Christchurch Botanical Gardens has 2
climate stations – one manual and the other one is automated. Neither of
these stations measure sunshine.

 

There are 2 sites with sunshine data that are approx. 8 km from the
botanic gardens (listed below).

The Airport site (agent: 4843) has data going back to 1949 while the
Bromley site begins in 2019. The data can be accessed via CliFlo.

 

Name Agent Network Latitude Longitude
Number Number (dec.deg) (dec.deg)
Bromley Ews 43967 H3257J -43.52828 172.72096
Christchurch Aero 4843 H32451 -43.493 172.537

 

 

Ngâ mihi

Melissa

 

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