August rainfall ranged from 82% to 139% of normal at our monitored sites, with most rain occurring in the first two weeks of the month.
Rain fell on 15 to 25 days, and only six sites recorded below-normal rainfall - North Egmont (82%), Kahui Hut (96%), Hillsborough (89%), Bell Block (85%), Stratford (94%) and Cape Egmont (92%).
Year-to-date rainfall is between 78% and 118% of normal.
Seven sites have recorded above-normal rainfall for the year to date: Dawson Falls (101%), Motunui (107%), Kotare (110%), Taungatara (102%), Manaia (103%), Whareroa (118%), and Pātea (117%).
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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