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Wangapeka at Biggs Tops - Rainfall

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Hourly Rainfall for Wangapeka at Biggs Tops

Daily Rainfall for Wangapeka at Biggs Tops

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Catchment: Wangapeka

Altitude: 1280m

Period of analysis: 21 March 1989 to 31 December 2017.

Exposure: Flat, open tussock tops just above the bush line, dominated by westerlies and influenced by snow during winter.

Wangapeka at Biggs Tops Rainfall Statistics
ReturnStorm Total (mm)Drought Total
(mm) **
Period 1 hr6 hr24 hr28 day 
2 year  27.5 85.5 204.5 32.1
5 year 35.0 104.5  245.0 17.3
10 year 40.5 119.5  276.0 10.7
20 year 47.0 146.5 310.0 6.6
50 year 56.5 160.5 359.5 0.0
100 year 65.0 182.0 401.5 0.0


Recorded **









Storm totals are from HIRDS analysis based on site location.

** Drought totals and extremes are from analysis based on data collected on site.

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Tasman District Council has exercised all reasonable skill and care in collecting and displaying this information. However, the data is provisional, and may be incorrect until checked by staff. Data should be used with caution where there are safety, monetary, or operational consequences if the data is incorrect. Note also, the data may be changed at a later time.