Annual rainfall is the total accumulated rain over one year. Rain is vital for life, including plant growth, drinking water, river ecosystem health, and sanitation. Floods and droughts affect our environment, economy, and recreational opportunities.
This dataset shows annual average rainfall across New Zealand for 1979 as part of the data series for years 1972 to 2013. Annual rainfall is estimated from the daily rainfall estimates of the Virtual Climate Station Network (NIWA).
This dataset relates to the "Annual average rainfall" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.
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|1.||Annual rainfall, 1972 2013||187 KB||
|Category||Environmental Reporting > Atmosphere & Climate > Precipitation|
|Tags||CLIMATE-AND-WEATHER, New Zealand, CLIMATE-AND-WEATHER-Rainfall|
|Metadata||ISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core|
|Services||Raster Query API, Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|