MONTHLY RAINFALLS FOR TAURANGA, New Zealand

TAURANGA

DECEMBER RAINFALLS (1898-1906, 1910-2006)

 

  • Wettest on record: 447 mm in 1962
  • Second wettest: 241 mm in 1996
  • Long-term average (all December months): 99 mm
  • "Normal" rainfall (1961-90): 114 mm   
  • Second driest on record: 14 mm in 1984
  • Driest on record: 4 mm in 1930
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Actual Rainfalls in last five December months:

  • 2006:   50 mm
  • 2005:  189 mm
  • 2004:  136 mm
  • 2003:   73 mm 
  • 2002:   46 mm

JANUARY RAINFALLS (1898-1903, 1905-1907, 1910-2007)

 

  • Wettest on record: 268 mm in 1989
  • Second wettest: 254 mm in 1940
  • Long-term average (all January months): 90 mm
  • "Normal" rainfall (1961-90): 87 mm   
  • Second driest on record: 8 mm in 1900
  • Driest on record: 1 mm in 1928

Actual Rainfalls in last five January months

 

  • 2007: 106 mm
  • 2006:  99 mm
  • 2005:  23 mm
  • 2004:  35 mm
  • 2003:  99 mm 

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FEBRUARY RAINFALLS (1898-1903, 1905-1907, 1910-2007)

 

  • Wettest on record: 343 mm in 1936
  • Second wettest: 267 mm in 1920
  • Long-term average (all February months): 90 mm
  • "Normal" rainfall (1961-90): 82 mm   
  • Second driest on record: 8 mm in 1987
  • Driest on record: 7 mm in 1973

 

Actual Rainfalls in last five February months

  • 2007:  100 mm
  • 2006:   66 mm 
  • 2005:   56 mm
  • 2004: 237 mm
  • 2003: 101 mm         

MARCH RAINFALLS (1898-1903, 1905-1907, 1910-2006)

 

  • Wettest on record: 504 mm in 1979
  • Second wettest: 319 mm in 1972
  • Long-term average (all March months): 112 mm
  • "Normal" rainfall (1961-90): 135 mm   
  • Second driest on record: 14 mm in 1921
  • Driest on record: 5 mm in 1943

Actual Rainfalls in last five March months:

 

  • 2006:  109 mm
  • 2005:  103 mm
  • 2004:   15 mm
  • 2003:  132 mm
  • 2002:    35 mm
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ata sourced from NZ Meteorological Service and NIWA publications and archives