June 2024 rainfall

June has continued this year’s trend for dryer weather with an average of 108.8mm of rain – 37% less than normal.

On average there has been 23% less rain than normal across all rain gauges in the region with the lowest year-to-date rainfall at Waitotara at Hawken Rd with 44% less than normal. June’s figures show there was 57% less rain at Waitotara at Ngutuwera, and 7% more at Motunui M39 at Weston W3.

Mean river flows were 34.4% lower than typical values, low flows were 2.8% lower, and high flows 53% lower than typical values while mean river (non-mountain) water temperatures were 10.4°C, an average of 0.2°C cooler than long-term June values.

The average air temperature for the region (excluding Te Maunga sites) was 10.7°C, which is the same as long-term averages for the month.

June average wind speeds were 10.9km/hr, with average gust strength of 37.1km/hr, these were 1.6km/hr lighter and 3.8km/hr weaker than the long-term average. The maximum wind gust recorded in June was 96.6km/hr at Taungatara at Eltham Rd, on 9 June.

June 2024 Environmental Data Report [PDF, 3.5 MB]

June 2024 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.
  • This is raw data and may not have been subjected to a quality control process. All efforts are made to ensure the integrity of the data, but the Council cannot guarantee its accuracy, or its suitability for any purpose. See the full terms and conditions for the use of environmental data(external link).