July 2021 rainfall

An 88-year rainfall record tumbled at Dawson Falls on Taranaki Maunga during July, with the highest 24-hour rainfall total since 1933.

A whopping 551mm on 16 and 17 July made a significant contribution to the monthly total of 1245.5mm, which is more than twice its usual rainfall for July.

Across the region, July rainfall ranged from 72% to Dawson Falls' 202% of normal monthly falls. The average was 101%.

Year-to-date rainfall is sitting between 79% and 123%, with an average of 100%. Dawson Falls has recorded 123% of normal with 4130mm, while at the other end of the scale, Waitōtara Valley's 593.5mm is just 79% of normal.

July 2021 hydrology report [PDF, 249 KB]

July 2021 rainfall maps

July 2021 rainfall maps [PDF, 787 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.

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July 2021 rainfall

January-July 2021 rainfall

July 2021 rainfall distribution

July 2021 rainfall distribution