Monthly rainfall

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

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September 2020 rainfall

Rain in Taranaki

Fri 02 Oct 2020

A last-minute rush boosted September rainfall totals at our monitored sites, with about a third of the rain arriving on the final weekend of the month.

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August 2020 rainfall

Calf in August

Mon 07 Sep 2020

August was another dry month in Taranaki, with only one of our monitored sites recording above-normal rainfall.

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July 2020 rainfall

Moody mountain

Tue 04 Aug 2020

Rainfall for July was mixed across the region, ranging from 60% to 116% of normal at our monitored sites. The average was 92%.

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June 2020 rainfall

Rain and shine in Taranaki.

Mon 06 Jul 2020

Taranaki's average monthly rainfall exceeded the norm in June - the first wetter-than-normal month so far this year.

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May 2020 rainfall

Sunset in Taranaki

Fri 05 Jun 2020

Taranaki didn't see many rainy days in May but there were some big downpours when it did arrive. And despite above-average May rainfall in some places, 2020 to date remains a drier year than normal across the region.

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April 2020 rainfall

Rain and shine in Taranaki.

Mon 04 May 2020

Rainfall was in lockdown like the rest of us in Taranaki throughout April, though the new month seems headed in the opposite direction.

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March 2020 rainfall

Mountain and cloud

Thu 02 Apr 2020

Taranaki was a region of two halves in terms of rainfall in March - the east was generally wetter than usual but the west tended to be drier.

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February 2020 rainfall

Summer in Taranaki

Wed 04 Mar 2020

February was dry on the Taranaki ring plain and coastal terraces, but damper in the hills.

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