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Wellington's in for it's darkest June since 1982 after just 27 hours of sun


If you're in Wellington and you've taken issue with the weather - you're right to. NZ's capital city had just 27 hours of sun this month.

If the trend continues, the capital could mark its darkest June since 1982.

MetService meteorologist Tui McInnes said to break the record, the capital needed less than 34.2 hours of sun, or less than 3.1 hours of sun a day, for the rest of June.

"Beyond that, more wind and rain will bring cloudier periods again, so it very much is up in the air." 

Wellington had 122.8mm of rain to date this month, she said. 

Christchurch was suffering a much darker June than Wellington. 

The Garden City recorded just 13 hours and 48 minutes of sunlight recorded so far – well below the 119-hour average for the month. Only six days have been rain free.

Buckle up guys, this winter might be a wet and dark one!