Rain watch by Mike the mower man

Aug 6th, 2018 | By | Category: News

Mike Taylor the rain manLookit that.  It’s not raining. But how much rain was there last month? Number 8 Network seeks the answer from Puketaha rain watcher Mike Taylor, assisted by Gordonton’s David Riddell.


Puketaha: 136mm

Gordonton: 140mm

So Gordonton gets the chocolate fish this time. The wettest day, the 16th, produced 34mm in Puketaha and 46mm in Gordonton. It rained on 20 days in Puketaha and 18 days in Gordonton.

Hamilton’s average is 133.6mm, so this is close to an average July, although the number of rainy days is slightly above average.


Puketaha Rainfall July 2018



Gordonton Rainfall July 2018


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3 Comments to “Rain watch by Mike the mower man”

  1. Stephanie says:

    Hi Guys, Can you recommend a good rain gauge brand / model? Thanks!

  2. Mike Taylor says:

    Yes, I also use the McGregor/ wedge shaped type of rain gauge, but I also have a tubular shaped guage which has one small advantage – it is calibrated to 50 mils. Both are inexpensive and work well.

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