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Accumulated rainfall past 24 hours:

Heavy rain affected various parts of New Zealand over the past 24 hours, while central areas leaning to the east were the driest.

Here’s IBM’s 24 hour capture of rainfall across New Zealand, made exclusively available to

For local rainfall totals – including HOURLY totals for 10 FULL DAYS in your specific location, please visit (NZ’s largest weather data website), or refer to the hourly data at

*Data from 2:20am Sunday to 2:20am Monday and


Catherine Tasker on 28/01/2021 8:46pm

I didn’t think it would be so difficult finding the rainfall measurement for Chch for the last 24hour period!!

WW Forecast Team on 28/01/2021 9:11pm

This is because Niwa and MetService use your tax dollars to produce the data but refuse to openly share it with WeatherWatch. This is now with the Commerce Commission who has two official investigations now going into this.

Jim Benson on 2/02/2024 7:09pm

Let’s hope the NZ democratically elected government allows weather data such as past rainfall to be freely available to the public.

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