Auckland has wettest March on record - more tropical rain next week

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Back in summer there were concerns Auckland may be heading into a drought, but March has seen a sudden turn around with sub-tropical rain makers saturating the city making for the wettest March on record according to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research.

On social media Wednesday the Crown Research Institute said 239mm of rain had fallen up until 8am (Wednesday) at Auckland (Mangere) weather station, saying it had recorded its "wettest March on record". 

The amount is 281% of normal and the month isn't even over yet. says April may start in a similar fashion with the remnants of ex-cyclone Debbie helping drag down more tropical rain and possibly flooding conditions in to the North Island.

Keep an eye on our rain maps around next Tuesday to Thursday to better understand what may unfold over New Zealand.


- InfoGraphic courtesy National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, a tax funded agency.