1 Jan 2010

Nelson top sunny city

9:22 am on 1 January 2010

Nelson was the sunniest city in New Zealand in 2009.

Latest figures from NIWA indicate it had 2544.8 hours of sunshine during the past 12 months.

Blenheim came out on top in 2008, but it had 2444.3 hours of sun last year.

Tauranga had the second highest number of sunshine hours, at 2526.8.