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Snares N Promonotory
Looking South across North East Island - across Punui Bay, Ho Ho Bay, Mollymawk Bay then Broughton Island the last wooded land.
North East Island
Geography
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 166.6°E / -48.017; 166.6 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.

Climate

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
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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