Monthly rainfall

Our hydrology team crunches the data to bring you these monthly and yearly summaries.

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September 2023 rainfall

Brooklands Zoo weather pic

Thu 12 Oct 2023 2:00am

Brooklands Zoo in New Plymouth recorded the highest air temperature last month - 21.2°C - while rainfall across Taranaki was just 3% more than typical for September.

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August 2023 rainfall


Wed 13 Sept 2023 6:00am

After a very wet start to 2023, year to date rainfall for Taranaki is now about average.

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July 2023 rainfall

Mt Taranaki 18 July 2023 website

Mon 14 Aug 2023 12:00pm

It was a dry July for some parts of the region last month with an average of 108.3mm of rain, 41% less than typical July rainfall.

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June 2023 rainfall


Tue 11 Jul 2023 7:00am

June bucked the trend for more than average monthly rainfall since the start of 2023 with an average of 74.9mm, or just 58% of the typical amount for the month.

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May 2023 rainfall

Rainfall block 3

Tue 13 Jun 2023 11:00am

Last month in May, sites received 48% of the typical year's rainfall with 257.2 mm of rain.

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April 2023 rainfall

Taranaki Maunga Dawson Falls TaranakiStory 133

Wed 10 May 2023 11:00am

There were plenty of April showers last month with nearly 775mm of rain at the North Egmont Visitors Centre and 574.5mm at Dawson Falls.

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March 2023 rainfall


Tue 11 Apr 2023 3:00pm

This year continues to be far wetter than usual with rainfall across Taranaki 146.7% of normal for the first three months and 128% of the long-term average in March.

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February 2023 rainfall

Rainfall July 2022 Brazil Topno Unsplash

Wed 15 Mar 2023 2:00pm

While Taranaki escaped the deluges brought by Cyclone Gabrielle as it hit the East Coast of the North Island, February was still a wet month for the region.

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