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Nelson at Founders Park - Rainfall

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Hourly Rainfall for Nelson at Founders Park

Daily Rainfall for Nelson at Founders Park

Site Information

Catchment: Nelson

Altitude: 5m

Period of analysis: 24 May 2013 to 31 December 2017.

Exposure: Coastal plain adjoining low foothills.

Nelson at Founders Park Rainfall Statistics
ReturnStorm Total (mm)

Drought Total 

(mm) **

Period 1 hr6 hr24 hr28 day 
2 year 22.5 52.0   99.5  2.6 
5 year 29.5 66.5   124.5   0.2
10 year 36.0 78.5   144.5   
20 year 43.0 92.0   166.5   
50 year 54.5 113.5   200.0   
100 year 65.0 132.0   229.5   


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.