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What are your rainfall totals?

We’re keen to hear the rainfall results in your area – and whether the rain or showers has been enough to end your personal drought problems.

Post a comment below and help keep interactive – from Northland to Southland, we want to hear from you.


Jason on 15/05/2010 6:50am

I think the only part of NZ that hasn’t been getting any of the rain over the last month has to be the Hurunui District in Nth Canterbury.

Its dryer now than what it was in Feb/March.
Ive recoreded only 2.5mm on 1st May – none since then & 14mm for April

WW Forecast Team on 15/05/2010 7:31am

Hopefully some rain coming on Sunday.  Otago is also still very dry. 

Thanks for the update – much appreciated.

– WeatherWatch

John on 15/05/2010 5:05am

87.5mm for the week thusfar as at17.00hrs

Julie on 14/05/2010 11:04pm

West of Whangarei, at Maungatapere, near the mountain we have had 64mls for the week. Is just lovely and at last everyone is starting to smile….. and it is still raining.

Gordon on 14/05/2010 10:42pm

0900 record 12mm Month to date 188.5, Year to date 1254.5. urrent conditions is high cirrus sunny and light E air 1B Fine to the West with CB’s visible out to sea.

Derek on 14/05/2010 10:30pm

Well I do not have a rain gauge but since a very heavy downpour at 4pm Friday it has been quite nice, some cloud with warm sun. It produced two glorious rainbows with extremely strong colours.
The expected weather this morning was good rain around the area but it is sunny mostly. Clouds are threatening but very uncertain as to having any more rain for awhile. My wife is pondering on hanging out washing.
So rainfall has not followed predictions so far. Good and wet on the ground and maybe starting to sink in, certainly have grass growing in places that have been bare for months.

I think your prediction of a slow end to the drought is looking to be correct.

Guest on 14/05/2010 9:56pm

Nothing yesterday and only .8 since the good rainfall on Wed in Coatesville. Noticed yesterday some tiny new grass growing on some bare patches in paddocks. Still huge cracks. Really, really hoping for some more in the next couple of days to keep things going.

Dave on 14/05/2010 8:14pm

10mm so far from this system in Howick, Auckland. MTD total only 17mm

Turkey on 14/05/2010 6:36pm

The weather station at Parakai Airfield (near Helensville)
shows a useful amount of rain but the local farmers need a lot more.

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