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Wellington Region

Ōtaki River at Depot

The Ōtaki River is located to the northwest of the Wellington Region, and has a catchment area of 348 square kilometres. Approximately 80 percent of this catchment area is contained within the Department of Conservation controlled Taraurua Forest Park.

The River originates in the Taruarua Ranges and flows west towards the Kāpiti Coast before exiting to the coastal plain.

Rainfall Data
Scientific data for this rainfall site
  • Rainfall so far this month
    This month:
    Rain last month
    Last month:
    Percentage of monthly median rainfall
    Very wetOver 200%
    Moderately wet>110% to 200%
    Near normal>90% to 110%
    Moderately dry>50% to 90%
    Very dry0% to 50%
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    • Last 12 months

    Key figures

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    Notable measurements

    Wettest Month/Year Rainfall
    Wettest day October 1998 93.4
    June 2015 event June 2015 93
    Driest Month/Year Rainfall
    Driest 3 month total December 2002 29