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 layer shows the annual rainfall as a percentage of normal across New Zealand for 2003 as part of the data series for years 1972 to 2013. Annual rainfall is the total accumulated rain over one year. It is estimated from the daily rainfall estimates of the Virtual Climate Station Network (NIWA). 'Normal' is defined as the average annual rainfall from 1972–2013.
This dataset relates to the "Annual average rainfall" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.
Geometry: raster catalogue
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|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|