The rain stayed away from Taranaki Maunga in December with just 60% of the long-term average recorded at North Egmont.
It was a different story in the Eastern Hill Country with 194% at Mangaehu at Bridge. Across the region, rainfall was 109% of the long-term average. Total rainfall for 2022 ranged from 112% (Kotare at OSullivans) to 158% (Kapoaiaia at Lighthouse) with an average of 128.6% of normal.
Mean river flows for December were close to typical December averages at around +19.6% while mean non-mountain river water temperatures were 17.6ºC, an average of 0.3ºC warmer than long-term December values.
December 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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