May of­ten a month of con­trasts

Te Puke Times - - NEWS -

Over the years May has been a month of con­trasts when it comes to rain­fall in Te Puke.

In May 2018 there were 23 dry days and just 93mm of rain fell through­out the month. That is the small­est May amount since 2009.

May 2008 saw 117mm fall in the first 10 days of the month, but there was no more rain for 21 days.

De­spite that small amount of rain in May 2009, the month was no­table for a clus­ter of hail­storms on May 11. There were three sep­a­rate hail show­ers dur­ing the day, then in the early evening a thun­der­storm was ac­com­pa­nied by a deep fall of hail. Maketu¯ was par­tic­u­larly badly hit.

May 2010 saw a huge amount of rain­fall, with 353.75mm fall­ing dur­ing the month.

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