Taranaki's average monthly rainfall exceeded the norm in June - the first wetter-than-normal month so far this year.
Individual totals at our monitored sites ranged from 79% to 147% of normal, for an average of 111%. Only six sites recorded below normal monthly rainfall - Kahui Hut (98 %), Pohokura Saddle (97 %), Manaia (88 %), and in the eastern hillcountry, Charlie's Clearing (79 %), Moana Trig (85 %) and Ngutuwera (91 %).
Rain was recorded on 13 to 20 days across most sites, with those on the mountain getting rain on 21 to 24 days.
Year-to-date rainfall, however, remains below normal across all monitored sites, ranging from 60% to 93% with an average of 78%. Our site on the Waiwhakaiho River at Egmont Village recorded 1012mm (93% of normal) for the first six months of the year, while Manaia recorded just 323mm (60%).
June 2020 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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