Monthly rainfall

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

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August 2022 rainfall

Rain in Taranaki

Tue 06 Sep 2022 1:00pm

August was exceptionally wet, with many rain-gauges collecting more than twice the typical rain for the month.

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July 2022 rainfall

Rainfall Splash Pexells Noelle Otto

Thu 11 Aug 2022 2:00pm

July was very wet. Rainfall for July was on average 178.4% of the long-term average, and ranged from 111.8% at Omahine at Moana Trig in South Taranaki to 296.4% at Dawson Falls.

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June 2022 rainfall

Rainfall July 2022 Brazil Topno Unsplash

Tue 19 Jul 2022 2:00pm

Rainfall for June was on average 146.5% of the long-term average, and ranged from 96.4% at Kahui Hut to 205.8% at Pohokura Saddle in East Taranaki.

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May 2022 rainfall

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Tue 14 Jun 2022 2:00pm

Rainfall for May was generally above the long-term May average, ranging from 85% to 179%, with an average of 118% of normal.

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April 2022 rainfall

Taranaki Coastline

Wed 11 May 2022 2:00pm

Rainfall for April was generally well below the average, ranging from 27% to 72%, with an average of 50% of normal for April.

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March 2022 rainfall

Summer in Taranaki

Wed 20 Apr 2022

There was no rainfall until 21 March for the majority of the region, with rainfall only recorded on between four and seven days.

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February 2022 rainfall

flooding web

Fri 04 Mar 2022

With two weekends of significant rainfall, a number of records were set in February.

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January 2022 rainfall

Summertime in Taranaki

Thu 10 Feb 2022

The year began with Taranaki's second driest January ever, with none of our monitored sites getting even a third of their normal rainfall for the month.

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