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Title: New rainfall record set in New Zealand with 1,086 mm (42.7 inches) in 48 hours
Post by: Harry on March 27, 2019, 09:36:34 AM
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New rainfall record set in New Zealand with 1,086 mm (42.7 inches) in 48 hours

The atmospheric river event affecting New Zealand over the past 3 days has set the country's new 48-hour rainfall record. The storm caused major infrastructural damage, including destroyed Waiho Bridge in South Island's Westland District. At least one person has died during the event.

Cropp waterfall recorded 1 086 mm (42.7 inches) of rain in 48 hours to March 27, setting the country's new 48-hr rainfall record. This is 176% of average annual rainfall in Christchurch, 147% in Dunedin, 97% in Hamilton and Auckland, 91% in Tauranga and 89% in Wellington.

https://watchers.news/2019/03/27/new-zealand-sets-new-rainfall-record-march-2019/
Title: Re: New rainfall record set in New Zealand with 1,086 mm (42.7 inches) in 48 hours
Post by: Weather Display on March 27, 2019, 05:52:26 PM
was caused by an atmospheric river, originating from the remains of a tropical cyclone (hurricane)
and fuel was also a marine heat wave (second year in a row we have that)
also this rain gauge is positioned in a mountainous valley that gets the most orographic rain