November was drier than average across Taranaki, with only six of our 27 monitored sites recording more rain than normal.
Rainfall totals varied from 46% to 139% of normal, with an average of 88%. The 45% mark was at Dawson Falls, with 191.5mm. At the other end of the scale, Mangatete Rd near Ōkato was on 139% with 186mm. The six sites with above-normal rainfall for the month were Hillsborough (128%), Brooklands (112%), Everett Park (100%), Pohokura Saddle (124%), Mangatete Rd (139%), and Pātea (134%). At our monitored sites on te maunga, totals ranged from 46% to 73% of normal.
Rainfall in spring (September to November) ranged from 76% to 123% of normal, with an average of 97%. Ten were above normal: Dawson Falls, Omaru in the eastern hillcountry, Pātea, Stony River, Pohokura Saddle, Everett Park, Egmont Village, Bell Block, Brooklands Zoo and Hillsborough.
Year-to-date rainfall is sitting between 84% and 116% of normal, with the average bang on 100%. Dawson Falls, with 6401mm, is at 116% of normal. At the other end of the scale, Omahine in the eastern hillcountry is at 88%, with 1363.5mm.
November 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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