Average March Rainfall for New Zealand





The tables below list monthly averages for rainfall during March at cities and towns around New Zealand.

You can jump to a separate table for places on the North Island and South Island.

Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets a year and for the normal amount of precipitation. The calculation of days only includes the days when rain totalled at least one millimetre (0.04 inches).

The month's precipitation statistics are long-term historical averages of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

North Island

Average monthly precipitation in March
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
8 Auckland 3.4 87
9 Gisborne 3.6 91
8 Hamilton 3.1 79
8 Kaitaia 3.2 82
10 Masterton 3.3 85
7 Napier 2.6 67
10 New Plymouth 5.0 127
8 Palmerston North 2.0 52
9 Rotorua 3.9 99
7 Taupo 2.6 67
8 Tauranga 3.6 93
8 Wanganui 2.5 63
9 Wellington 3.4 87
9 Whangarei 4.6 118

South Island

March averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
5 Alexandra 1.1 29
6 Blenheim 1.8 47
6 Christchurch 1.8 45
9 Dunedin 2.5 64
13 Hokitika 8.5 216
12 Invercargill 3.8 97
7 Kaikoura 2.5 63
6 Lake Tekapo 1.9 49
10 Manapouri - Te Anau 3.4 87
15 Milford Sound 23.4 595
13 Mt Cook, Hermitage 16.5 418
7 Nelson 2.8 71
7 Queenstown 2.1 53
6 Timaru 1.9 48
12 Westport 6.3 159
Reference

NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research). Climate Data and Activities.

New Zealand Rainfall
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