2021 breaks record for New Zealand's hottest year – NIWA

An Insurance Business Magazine article.

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has said that 2021 has set a record-high mean land temperature of 13.56°C, almost one degree higher than the 1981–2010 average.

This made it New Zealand’s hottest year since records began being kept over 100 years ago, the NZ Herald reported. 2021 beat out the previous record-holder, 2016, and surpassed 2018, which had a record-hot summer, and 1998, when the Pacific experienced an extremely severe El Niño season.

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