April was a relatively dry month across the region, with only one site recording more than its normal monthly rainfall. Rainfall at other sites averaged two-thirds of normal, with one down to a third.
Totals ranged from 35% to 94% of normal except for Dawson Falls on 105%. At the other end of the spectrum, our gauge at Rimunui Station in the Waitōtara Valley recorded just 41mm, or 35% of normal.
Year-to-date rainfall is sitting between 71% and 119% of normal, with an average of 98%. Ten sites are at or above normal: Dawson Falls (111%), Hillsborough (105%), Motunui (115%), Egmont Village (105%), Mangehu – Toko (100%), Kotare – Tongaporutu (112%), Ōkato – Mangatete Rd (103%), Cape Egmont (119%), Manaia (104%) and Pātea (105%). Rimunui Station, on the other hand, has recorded just 71% of normal.
April 2021 rainfall maps
What you should know:
The site maps show data from a selection of the sites we monitor, but not all of them.
The distribution maps are based on mathematical modelling and may not accurately represent actual rainfall in some unmonitored areas.
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