June rainfall ranged from 76% of 137% of normal at our monitored sites, with an average of 101%.
Pātea was at the top end, hitting 137% with 140.2mm, while Kotare (Tongaporutu) was at the other end of the scale with its 145mm being just 76% of normal.
Our sites on Taranaki Maunga recorded near normal rainfall, ranging from 96% to 104% of normal.
Taranaki got most of its rain in the second half of the month. Unexpected snow fell in the the Stratford and Midhirst areas on 27 June.
Year-to-date rainfall ranges from 74% to 116% of normal, with an average of 99%. Cape Egmont's 773.6mm is 116% of its normal half-year total, while Rimunui Station in the eastern hillcountry is at the 74% mark with 462mm.
At the halfway point of 2021, rainfall ranges from 34% and 56% of what's expected in a normal year, with an average of 46%.
June 2021 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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