Monthly rainfall

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

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April 2019 rainfall

Taranaki rainfall

Thu 02 May 2019

Taranaki got a good dousing in April, with rainfall more than double the normal monthly amount at a number of our monitored sites.

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March 2019 rainfall

Sunset in Taranaki

Fri 05 Apr 2019

It didn't rain on many days in March - but the lack of frequency was more than made up for in volume.

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February 2019 rainfall

Summertime in Taranaki

Thu 07 Mar 2019

Rain fell on just three to 10 days at our monitored sites in February, with only one site exceeding its average for the month - but only barely, and thanks to a thunderstorm late in the month.

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January 2019 rainfall

Summer in Taranaki

Tue 05 Feb 2019

Taranaki was off to a very dry start to 2019, with January rainfall at all but one of our monitored sites below normal - by nearly two-thirds in one case.

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December 2018 rainfall & 2018 rainfall summary

Thunderstorms

Thu 10 Jan 2019

A number of Taranaki localities can thank (or blame) thunderstorms for particularly high December rainfall totals - more than three-quarters above normal in one case.

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November 2018 rainfall

Fair skies

Wed 05 Dec 2018

Rainfall was largely below normal across the region in November, the third and final month of what was a notably dry spring.

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October 2018 rainfall

October 2018 rainfall

Wed 07 Nov 2018

October is generally the wettest month of the year in Taranaki. Not this time.

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September 2018 rainfall

Mt Taranaki on a clear day

Thu 04 Oct 2018

September was unusually dry across Taranaki, with some places getting only a third of normal rainfall.

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