January 2022 rainfall

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.

Totals ranged from 8% to 29% of normal, with an average of 17%, and our monitored sites recorded rain only on three to seven days during the month.

Stratford recorded just 13.5mm, its lowest January total since records began in 1998.

Our monitored sites on Taranaki Maunga recorded 17% to 23% of their normal Janary rainfall, with rain on five to seven days.

The region's driest January was in 2015.

January 2022 hydrology report [PDF, 477 KB]

January 2022 rainfall maps

January 2022 rainfall maps [PDF, 736 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.


January 2022 rainfall


January 2022 rainfall distribution