Tauranga February Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eye
with John Maunder

Rainfalls for the month of February have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898 (except for 1904, 1908, and 1909).

The graph of February rainfalls in Tauranga shows the range of rainfalls from a high of 343 mm in 1936 to a low of only 7 mm in 1973.

The graph shows predominantly "normal" variations from year to year.

Nine February months have had a rainfall of less than 15 mm. Nine February months also have had a rainfall of 200 mm or more.

The wettest February was 1936 with 343 mm, and the second wettest February was 2001 when 268 mm was recorded.

The driest February month was 1973 with 7 mm, and the February months of 1942, 1987, and 2011 each had a rainfall of 8 mm.

The rainfall for February 2018 was 153 mm. The long-term February rainfall for Tauranga is 90 mm.

In chronological order, the wettest nine February months were 1920, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1960, 1966, 2001, and 2004.

In chronological order, the driest nine February months were 1942, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1987, 1999, 2000, 2010, and 2011.

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For further information on a range of weather/climate matters see the following textbooks books (all available at specialised libraries) 

 "The Value of the Weather" (1970), "The Uncertainty Business - Risks and Opportunities in Weather and Climate" (1986), "The Human Impact of Climate Uncertainty - Weather Information, Economic Planning, and Business Management " (1989), all by W.J.Maunder

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