November 2023 rainfall

November was a slightly wetter and cooler month than usual for most of Taranaki with 143.9mm of rainfall – 3% more than usual.

There was 3% more rainfall than average, ranging from 32% less rain at Kaupokonui at Glenn Rd to 39% more rain than normal at Waiwhakaiho at Hillsborough. Year to date rainfall ranges from 11% less rainfall at Pohokura Saddle, and 12% more rainfall at Omaru at Charlies, with an average of 2% less than normal.

The average air temperature for Taranaki was 13.5°C, which is 0.6°C cooler than long-term November averages.

Mean river flows for November were 26.6% lower than typical values while mean river (non-mountain) water temperatures were 14.7°C, an average of 0.2°C cooler than a typical November. Average wind speeds were 17.7km/hr, with average gust strength of 47.4km/hr. The maximum wind gust recorded in November was 93.2km/hr at Waitotara at Ngutuwera - the windiest spot in the region for the third month in a row.

November 2023 Environmental Data Report [PDF, 3.7 MB]

November 2023 rainfall maps

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.

Click on each map for larger version.