Monthly rainfall

Our hydrology team and GIS specialists pool their talents to bring you these monthly summaries.

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January 2017 rainfall

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Tue 07 Feb 2017

January rainfall ranged from 100% (Ngutuwera) to 234% (Kahui Hut) of monthly normals at our monitored sites, with the regional average at 162%.

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2016 rainfall summary

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Thu 12 Jan 2017

Taranaki experienced near-normal rainfall in 2016, with totals ranging from 89% to 117% of normal at the sites we monitor. The regional average was 104%.

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November 2016 rainfall

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Tue 06 Dec 2016

November was very wet across most of the region, with the sites we monitor recording up to 234% of their normal monthly rainfall.

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October 2016 rainfall

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Wed 02 Nov 2016

October rainfall was mixed throughout the region, ranging from 64% to 129% of normal at the sites we monitor.

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September 2016 rainfall

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Mon 10 Oct 2016

September rainfall ranged from 70% to 151% of normal at the sites we monitor across Taranaki.

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August 2016 rainfall

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Tue 06 Sep 2016

August rainfall was varied at the sites we monitor, with totals ranging from 56% to 130% of normal.

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July 2016 rainfall

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Wed 03 Aug 2016

July was reasonably wet and windy, with 88% to 146% of normal rainfall recorded at the sites we monitor.

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June 2016 rainfall

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Thu 07 Jul 2016

June rainfall varied from 47% to 116% of normal at our monitored sites across the region, with rain recorded on 12 to 20 days of the month.

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June 2016 rainfall

June rainfall varied from 47% to 116% of normal at our monitored sites across the region, with rain recorded on 12 to 20 days of the month. Only four sites recorded above normal rainfall for June: Dawson Falls (116%), Kotare (105%), Taungatara (104%) and Patea (103%). At the other end of the spectrum, Cape Egmont recorded only 47% of normal with 68.4mm. On the mountain, totals ranged from 84% to 116% of normal, with rain recorded on 17 to 23 days.

Year-to-date rainfall ranges from 83% to 118% of normal at our monitoired sites, with the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Waiwhakaiho Valley at the bottom end of this spectrum on 549mm. Six sites are above normal: Dawson Falls (110%), Stratford (117%), Mangaehu (110%), Kotare (118%), Pohokura Saddle (105%) and Rimunui/Waitotara Valley (104%).

June 2016 rainfall maps (PDF, 386 KB)

What you should know:

  1. The site maps show data from a selection of the sites we monitor, but not all of them.

  2. The distribution maps are based on mathematical modelling and may not accurately represent actual rainfall in some unmonitored areas.

MONITORED SITES

Rainfall in June 2016.

Rainfall during January-June 2016.

RAINFALL DISTRIBUTION

Rainfall distribution in June 2016.

 Rainfall distribution from January to June 2016.