Tasbury

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Tasbury
—  City  —
Tasbury from a landing commercial plane.

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Country  New Duveland
Province  New Munster
Founded 1799
City Council Tasbury City Council
Government
 • Mayor
Population (2015)
 • Total 3,915,191
Time zone NDST (UTC+11)
Postal Code 2000
Telephone Code 02
Website www.TasburyCity.gov.nd

Tasbury is the Provincial capital of New Munster and the most populous city in New Duveland. Located on New Duveland's west coast, the metropolis surrounds the entrance to the largest body of brackish water in the southern hemisphere, the New Munster Sea, and sprawls along the coasts on both sides of the sea entrance. Citizens are known as "Tasburians" and is the most culturally and economically important city in New Duveland.

The region has been inhabited by Maori populations for hundreds of years, with the first European settlers arriving in 1799, at first glance, mistaking the entrance to the sea for a large river, with Captain Arthur Phillip founding and establishing Tasbury as a penal colony. Successive colonial Governors assisted to transform the settlement into a thriving and independent metropolis. Since convict transportation ended in the mid 1800s the city has become a global cultural and economic centre. The population of Tasbury at the time of the 2015 census was 4 million. About 1.3 million of this total were born overseas and represent many different countries from around the world. There are more than 250 different languages spoken in Tasbury and about one-third of residents speak a language other than English at home, with the most populous being French and Maori.

Tasbury has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, manufacturing, and tourism. Its gross regional product was $300 billion in 2012 making it a larger economy than countries such as the Philippines, Chile, and Egypt. There is a significant concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations in Tasbury and the city is promoted as Asia Pacific's leading financial hub, second only to Sydney. In addition to hosting events such as the 1954 Commonwealth Games and the 1984 Summer Olympics, millions of tourists come to Tasbury each year to see the city's landmarks. Its natural features include Phillip Straight, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Canterbury Beach, and Mt. Heather lookout. Man-made attractions such as the TCG and the Tasbury Straight Bridge are also well known to international visitors.

History

Geography

Climate

Tasbury has a cool, temperate climate, with four distinct seasons. The city is located on the edges of the Phillip Straight and is surrounded by both the sea and many large hills and mountains. With this type of topography, Tasbury's weather patterns can change considerably in a short period of time. The warmest months are in January and February with an average air temperature range of 12.2 to 24.4 °C. Throughout the year there is an average of 4.3 days a year over 30 °C. The maximum recorded temperature was 39 °C on 18 January 2009, with Tasbury Airport reaching 40.4 °C on that same day, during the Early 2009 New Duveland heat wave. Winters are cool with minimum temperatures dropping below 2 °C an average of 61 days a year. The coldest month is July, with an average temperature range of 2.2 to 12.5 °C. The lowest recorded minimum at Tasbury's current weather station, Sharp Bend was -5.2 °C. Tasbury very rarely receives snowfall, though it is not unusual, with the mountainous suburbs in the Heather Ranges receiving occasional snowfall in the winter months.

Winter, for Tasbury, is also the season with the least amount of wind. Because of this and the topographical affect of the Heather Ranges, Tasbury winters are renowned for foggy mornings, with Tasbury Airport the most fog-bound commercial airport in New Duveland. The average annual rainfall, with moderate to low variability, is 665 mm, falling on an average of 88.4 days a year. The most rain Sharp Bend has received in a year was 829.6 mm in 1995, though Tasbury Airport received 953.1 mm in 1960. As in most of New Munster 2006 was the driest year when just 394.8 mm fell.

The Bureau of Meteorology reported that 2007 was the warmest year ever recorded in Tasbury since temperatures were first recorded in 1880. Temperatures ranged from a minimum of 8.1 °C to a maximum of 19.2 °C. During 2006 and 2007, Tasbury had the hottest maximums throughout the province. In 2008, Tasbury had the highest average maximum temperature out of all New Munsterien cities with 18.6 °C.

Climate data for Tasbury (Airport)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 39.9
(103.82)
34.8
(94.64)
34.9
(94.82)
26.9
(80.42)
21.8
(71.24)
17.3
(63.14)
16.6
(61.88)
18.7
(65.66)
23.9
(75.02)
29.6
(85.28)
31.1
(87.98)
34.7
(94.46)
39.9
(103.82)
Average high °C (°F) 23.2
(73.76)
23.2
(73.76)
21.1
(69.98)
17.4
(63.32)
14.0
(57.2)
11.4
(52.52)
10.9
(51.62)
12.0
(53.6)
14.0
(57.2)
16.4
(61.52)
18.8
(65.84)
21.2
(70.16)
17.0
(62.6)
Average low °C (°F) 10.2
(50.36)
10.3
(50.54)
8.9
(48.02)
6.6
(43.88)
4.6
(40.28)
2.8
(37.04)
2.3
(36.14)
3.0
(37.4)
4.2
(39.56)
5.5
(41.9)
7.1
(44.78)
8.7
(47.66)
6.2
(43.16)
Record low °C (°F) 0.8
(33.44)
0.5
(32.9)
−1.2
(29.84)
−4.5
(23.9)
−4.8
(23.36)
−7.1
(19.22)
−4.8
(23.36)
−5.3
(22.46)
−3.6
(25.52)
−3.7
(25.34)
−3
(26.6)
−1
(30.2)
−7.1
(19.22)
Rainfall mm (inches) 44.0
(1.732)
38.7
(1.524)
38.1
(1.5)
54.5
(2.146)
60.0
(2.362)
61.5
(2.421)
76.7
(3.02)
78.3
(3.083)
64.1
(2.524)
60.2
(2.37)
50.1
(1.972)
50.7
(1.996)
676.9
(26.65)
humidity 44 45 49 57 66 72 71 66 61 56 52 48 57
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm)</span> 7.8 6.6 8.2 10.4 12.6 13.7 15.8 16.2 13.9 13.2 10.6 9.9 138.9
Sunshine hours 285.2 254.2 235.6 195.0 151.9 132.0 142.6 170.5 195.0 244.9 258.0 279.0 2,543.9
Source: Bureau of Meteorology


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