October was a month of contrasts for rainfall in Taranaki, ranging from 65% of the average for the month at Waitotara at Hawken Rd to 164% at Mangati at SH3.
The average across the region was 101.1% of the long-term average although there was less rain on the Maunga where rainfall was only around 60% at North Egmont and Kahui Hut. Year to date rainfall is sitting between 110% (Kotare at OSullivans) and 163% (Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse) with an average of 126.8% of normal.
Mean river flows for October were generally below typical October averages at around 74.5% while mean river water temperatures were 13.7ºC, an average of 0.3ºC above long-term October values.
October 2022 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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