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May delivers a wet first week

There is an old weather proverb - ‘After great droughts come great rains’. It's still early in May but so far its looking promising as the polar jet stream starts making a seasonal appearance from the Southern ocean. The interaction of the polar and subtropical jet streams means there could be more rain brewing in mid May


Here are the rainfall totals (mm) 1st to 7th May around the Hauraki Gulf. There are some big totals, especially south of the Waitemata harbour.


154.7 Mission Heights 138.1 Whitford 118.2 Hunua 113.8 Paramorema 111.0 St Heliers 99.9 Auckland city 98.5 Herne Bay 88.9 Mission Bay 88.6 Pukekohe 84.8 Long Bay 82.0 Birkenhead 78.5 Onehunga 76.2 Browns Bay 76.2 Torbay 76.0 Riverhead 75.0 Chatswood 71.2 Howick 68.5 Campbells bay 64.2 Matakana 59.7 Hobsonville point 58.7 Ellerslie 58.7 Waimauku 58.4 Warkworth 58.1 Whangarei 57.4 Henderson 56.2 Grey Lynn 56.1 Beach Haven 55.9 Kawau Island 55.6 Orewa 55.0 Greenhithe 54.9 Narrow Neck 54.4 Omaha 53.4 Whitianga 53.2 Devonport 51.8 Mangawhai 51.5 Red Beach 50.8 Helensville 49.8 Stanmore Bay 48.8 Redvale 47.5 Murrays Bay 47.5 Rothesay Bay 47.5 Whangarei Heads 46.7 Bucklands beach 39.9 Milford 39.9 Takapuna 39.8 Castor Bay 39.6 Bayswater 39.4 Albany 38.9 Whangaparaoa 37.6 Marsden Cove 37.3 Northcote Point 35.0 Beachlands 34.1 Ngatea 33.5 Tukukaka 32.0 Glenfield 31.5 Waiheke Island 31.5 Waipu 31.2 Muriwai 30.7 Coromandel 30.7 Wellsford 28.5 Leigh 27.7 Hauraki 26.6 Thames 23.0 Great Barrier Island


Source: Online private weather stations.

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

Photo credit - Elleinad Ekal




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