North East Island, New Zealand

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North East Island
Snares North East Island.jpg
Looking to the highest point in the West, across North East Island
North East Island is located in New Zealand
North East Island
North East Island
The position of The Snares relative to New Zealand
Geography
Coordinates 48°01′30″S 166°36′10″E / 48.02500°S 166.60278°E / -48.02500; 166.60278Coordinates: 48°01′30″S 166°36′10″E / 48.02500°S 166.60278°E / -48.02500; 166.60278
Archipelago Snares Islands
Length 3 km (1.9 mi)
Width 2.5 km (1.55 mi)
Highest elevation 130.0 m (426.5 ft)
Administration
Demographics
Population 0

The North East Island is the main island of the Snares Island group at 48°01′S 166°36′E / 48.017°S 166.600°E / -48.017; 166.600 approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) south of New Zealand's South Island. The island forms a central triangle with peninsulas to the north, south and to the west and is some 3 by 2.5 km (1.9 by 1.6 mi) long by wide. Off the South Promontory lies Broughton Island, the second largest island in the group. South off the western peninsula coast lies the islet Alert Stack and off the North Promontory lies the North and South Daption Rocks.

The highest elevation of 130 m (427 ft) is at the western peninsula.

Looking South across North East Island - across Punui Bay, Ho Ho Bay, Mollymawk Bay then Broughton Island the last wooded land.

Climate[edit]

North East Island's precipitation occurs mostly during the months of December–May, drier weather then settles in until December.

Climate data for North East Island, New Zealand
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average precipitation mm (inches) 113
(4.45)
169.3
(6.665)
185.9
(7.319)
173.7
(6.839)
44.1
(1.736)
5.6
(0.22)
1.7
(0.067)
1.2
(0.047)
37.6
(1.48)
5.1
(0.201)
28.5
(1.122)
76.8
(3.024)
849.0
(33.425)
Source: http://www.weatherzone.com.au/climate/station.jsp?lt=site&lc=200782

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