Monthly rainfall

Our hydrology team crunches the data to bring you these monthly and yearly summaries.

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March 2024 rainfall

March 2024 Rainfall

Tue 16 Apr 2024 11:30am

Autumn arrived in Taranaki in March with an average air tempeature of 14.5°C - 1.7°C cooler than normal. The highest temperature was 25.7°C at Inglewood at Oxidation Ponds.

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February 2024 rainfall

Mt Taranaki from Lake Rotomanu February 2024

Thu 14 Mar 2024 11:30am

We had a mostly dry February in Taranaki with average rainfall of 63.5mm – 44% less than usual for the month.

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January 2024 rainfall

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Fri 16 Feb 2024 11:30am

January was warmer than usual while rainfall for the month was just slightly above normal – but with some big differences across the region.

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December 2023 rainfall

December 2023 Rainfall Taranaki Coast

Tue 16 Jan 2024 11:30am

December was a slightly drier and warmer month than usual for most of Taranaki with 159.1mm of rainfall – 3% less than usual.

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November 2023 rainfall

November Monthly Rainfall

Tue 12 Dec 2023 3:00pm

November was a slightly wetter and cooler month than usual for most of Taranaki with 143.9mm of rainfall – 3% more than usual.

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October 2023 rainfall

October weather photo

Fri 17 Nov 2023 2:00am

October was a relatively dry month for most of Taranaki with 115mm of rainfall – 30% less than usual.

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September 2023 rainfall

Brooklands Zoo weather pic

Thu 12 Oct 2023 2:00am

Brooklands Zoo in New Plymouth recorded the highest air temperature last month - 21.2°C - while rainfall across Taranaki was just 3% more than typical for September.

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August 2023 rainfall


Wed 13 Sep 2023 6:00am

After a very wet start to 2023, year to date rainfall for Taranaki is now about average.

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