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The BIG DRY continues....

Updated: Feb 23, 2020

After a dry year in 2019, there is no sign that the meteorological drought will break at least for the next 7 days. Not one rain gauge around the gulf has exceeded 20mm so far in 2020 until 11th February. A persistently strong high pressure ridge is the culprit, deflecting all tropical moisture west and east of the upper North Island. Unfortunately for those wanting rain, the highest pressure ridge wont be moving anytime soon. Here are the rainfall totals so far for 2020 taken from private online stations

Albany 9mm

Auckland City 13mm

Bayswater 15.7mm

Beach Haven 11.2mm

Beachlands 5.6mm

Birkenhead 9.6mm

Browns Bay 7.8mm

Buchlands beach 6.8mm

Campbells Bay 4.3mm

Castor Bay 4.3mm

Chatswood 13.5mm

Coromandel 7.8mm

Dairy flat 6.3mm

Devonport 9mm

Ellerslie 8.6mm

Glenfield 3.4mm

Great Barrier Island 13.2mm

Greenhithe 8.8mm

Grey Lynn 7.8mm

Hauraki 5.8mm

Helensville 3.5mm

Henderson 14.8mm

Herne Bay 3mm

Hobsonville Point 11mm

Hunua 8mm

Kawau Island 15mm

Leigh 5.8mm

Long Bay 5.3mm

Marsden Cove 8.2mm

Milford 4.3mm

Mangawhai Heads 8mm

Matakana 12mm

Mission Bay 13.6mm

Murrays Bay 8mm

Narrow Neck 7mm

Northcote Point 1.2mm

Omaha 6mm

Onehunga 8.1mm

Orewa 5mm

Pukekohe 13mm

Red Beach 3.3mm

Redvale 3mm

Riverhead 17mm

Rothesey Bay 5mm

Stanmore Bay 4.6mm

St Heliers 14.3mm

Takapuna 10mm

Thames 15mm

Torbay 7.8mm

Waiheke Island 8.9mm

Warkworth 7.8mm

Wellsford 3.6mm

Whangarei 11.6mm

Whangarei Heads 11.4mm

Whangaparaoa 12.5mm

Wharekawa 6.8mm

Whitianga 4.6mm

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