February 2019 rainfall

Rain fell on just three to 10 days at our monitored sites in February, with only one site exceeding its average for the month - but only barely, and thanks to a thunderstorm late in the month.

Across all sites, February rainfall ranged from 17% to 102% of normal, with the average being 48%. The Waitotara Valley recorded just 14mm (17%), while  Mangati (Bell Block) recorded 77.6mm (102%), with 20.4mm of this arriving during in a thunderstorm on 24 February.

Year-to-date rainfall is sitting between 29% to 84% of normal, with the average being 53%. Waitotara Valley has received just 47.5mm (29%) in the first two months, and Duffy’s Farm near Whareroa has received 84% of normal, with 104.5mm to date.

February 2019 rainfall maps

February 2019 rainfall maps [PDF, 653 KB]

What you should know:

  1. The site maps show data from a selection of the sites we monitor, but not all of them.

  2. The distribution maps are based on mathematical modelling and may not accurately represent actual rainfall in some unmonitored areas.

Click on each map for larger version.


February 2019 rainfall

January-February 2019 rainfall

Summer (Dec-Feb) 2018-2019 rainfall


February 2019 rainfall distribution

Jan-Feb 2019 rainfall distribution

Summer (Dec-Feb) 2018-2019 rainfall distribution