Monthly rainfall

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

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2020 rainfall summary

Mt Taranaki at dusk

Tue 12 Jan 2021

Despite a decidedly soggy finish to the year in places, 2020 rainfall was at or close to normal annual levels at most of our monitored sites.

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November 2020 rainfall

Rain in Taranaki

Thu 03 Dec 2020

Taranaki's run of dry months came to an abrupt end in November, with more than three times the normal monthly rainfall in some places. One site had the most November rain recorded for 125 years.

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October 2020 rainfall

Mountain and cloud

Tue 03 Nov 2020

Rainfall amounts varied across the region during October but the year so far remains drier than normal.

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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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