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New 48hr Rainfall Record for New Zealand (1086 mm)

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At Cropp River, on the west coast of the South Island, 1086 mm was recorded in 48 hours. For perspective, Christchurch, which is about 100 miles east of the site, recorded <1 mm in the same period.

This is enormously larger than any of the UK's 48, 72 or 96 hour records (all of which are a measly 400-500 mm). It's not really that far off Britain's highest monthly rainfall total of 1396 mm!  

New Zealand's calendar month record is currently at 2927 mm (or 3813 mm if you allow for any 31 days period). Since March has had a very long dry spell, Cropp may not be able to beat its current monthly record.

 

 

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