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Brief relief but the BIG DRY is set to continue....

A weak upper level low pressure trough and cold front has bought some brief relief around the gulf on Saturday 22nd February. Unfortunately the rain wasn't prolonged or widespread and the dry weather pattern is set to continue into early March. Here were the rainfall totals for the day with all the hits and misses.

Albany 9.6mm Auckland City 10.1mm Bayswater 14.2mm Beach Haven 20.5mm Beachlands 4.3mm Belmont 14.2mm Birkenhead 15.5mm Browns Bay 8.8mm Bucklands Beach 7.1mm Campbells Bay 6.6mm Castor Bay 13.4mm Chatswood 6mm Coromandel 8.4mm Dairy Flat 8.9mm Dargaville 0.2mm Devonport 16.5mm Ellerslie 13.7mm Glenfield 13.6mm Great Barrier Island 9.6mm Greenhithe 18.5mm Greenlane 20mm Grey Lynn 18mm Hatfield Beach 16.2mm Hauraki 13.7mm Helensville 9.6mm Henderson 19.2mm Herne Bay 10.1mm Hobsonville Point 11.1mm

Howick 11.4mm Hunua 11.7mm Kaipara Flats 1.2mm Kaiwaka 3.8mm Kaukapakapa 12.6mm Kawau Island 14.2mm Kopu 24.4mm Kumeu 30.5mm Leigh 7.1mm Long Bay 3.8mm Mairangi Bay 11.7mm Marsden Cove 9.1mm Milford 13.4mm Mangawhai Heads 1.5mm Matakana 10.1mm Mission Bay 22mm Murrays Bay 7.6mm Narrow Neck 12.3mm Northcote Point 7.8mm Omaha 7.2mm Onehunga 12.7mm Orewa 6.1mm Paramoremo 10.1mm Pakuranga 22.3mm Pukekohe 18.3mm Red Beach 5.3mm Redvale 5.6mm Riverhead 13.2mm Rothesey Bay 11.1mm Silverdale 5mm Stanmore Bay 5.3mm St Heliers 19mm St Johns 29mm Sunnynook 15mm Takapuna 10mm Thames 16.5mm Torbay 4.8mm Waiheke Island 30mm (Okoka Bay) Waikawau 12.7mm Waimauku 28mm Waitoki 12.4mm Warkworth 12.4mm Wellsford 6.3mm Whangarei 15.2mm Whangarei Heads 6.9mm Whangaparaoa 7.2mm Wharekawa 14.5mm Whenuapai 21mm Whitianga 4.3mm

Source: Online private weather stations.

#Note: With heavy downpours, some localised large differences can occur between close gauges

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