Monthly rainfall

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

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April 2018 rainfall

Rain and shine in Taranaki.

Thu 03 May 2018

April had it all - Taranaki got strong winds, thunderstorms, tornadoes, heavy rain, hail, cold snaps and warm, sunny autumnal days.

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March 2018 rainfall

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Wed 11 Apr 2018

March was another wet month in Taranaki, with all but one of our monitored sites well above their normal rainfall totals.

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February 2018 rainfall

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Mon 05 Mar 2018

Visitors from the tropics were in the news in February and among other impacts, they made their presence felt in Taranaki's rain gauges.

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January 2018 rainfall

Thu 08 Feb 2018

Rainfall for January was above normal by between 109% and 292% for all sites except Kapoaiaia (88%) and Taungatara (89%).

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December 2017 rainfall & 2017 rainfall summary

Fri 12 Jan 2018

Most of our monitored sites got less than half of their usual December rainfall and a few of them were as low as 13% to 15%. This dry end to the year, however, balanced earlier wet periods, and total 2017 rainfall at most places was not far above normal.

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November 2017 rainfall

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Tue 05 Dec 2017

The scale of the current dry spell is sharply apparent in Taranaki's rain stats for November, with record low rainfall at a number of our monitored sites.

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October 2017 rainfall

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Thu 02 Nov 2017

October was very dry, with only 28% to 85% of normal rainfall recorded at our monitored sites.

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September 2017 rainfall

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Thu 05 Oct 2017

September was wet - on average, our monitored sites across the region got 153% of their normal monthly total, with a couple of places above 200%.

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