1,036 datasets found

  • Annual rainfall trends, 1960–2016

    Ministry for the Environment
    Annual rainfall trends for 30 representative sites from 1960–2016. Rain is vital for life – it supplies the water we need to drink and to grow our food, keeps our ecosystems healthy, and supplies our electricity. New Zealand’s mountainous terrain and location in the roaring forties mean rainfall varies across the country. Changes in rainfall amount or...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Annual rainfall Units: percentage of normal, 2000

    Ministry for the Environment
    Annual rainfall is the total accumulated rain over one year. Rain is vital for life, including plant growth, drinking water, river ecosystem health, and sanitation. Floods and droughts affect our environment, economy, and recreational opportunities. This layer shows the annual rainfall as a percentage of normal across New Zealand for 2000 as part of the...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Sunshine hours 1996

    Ministry for the Environment
    "Sunshine is important for our health and recreation, and for the environment. It is also important for our agriculture-based economy, for example, for plant growth. This layer shows annual sunshine hours across New Zealand for 1996 as part of the data series for years 1972 to 2013. Data is for a calendar year (January-December). The National Institute...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Growing season soil moisture deficit, 1976-1977

    Ministry for the Environment
    Soil moisture is important for plant growth. A lack of moisture content over a growing season is a good indicator of drought, which can have social, environmental, and economic impacts. Increasing temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns are expected to increase the frequency and intensity of drought in many regions. Growing season soil moisture...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Standardised soil moisture deficit 1977-1978

    Ministry for the Environment
    "Soil moisture is important for plant growth. A lack of moisture content over a growing season is a good indicator of drought, which can have social, environmental, and economic impacts. Increasing temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns are expected to increase the frequency and intensity of drought in many regions. Growing season soil moisture...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Average annual sunshine hours, 2015

    Ministry for the Environment
    Sunshine is essential for our mental and physical well-being and plant growth. It is also important for tourism and recreation. More information on this dataset and how it relates to our environmental reporting indicators and topics can be found in the attached data quality pdf.
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Standardised soil moisture deficit 1973-1974

    Ministry for the Environment
    Soil moisture is important for plant growth. A lack of moisture content over a growing season is a good indicator of drought, which can have social, environmental, and economic impacts. Increasing temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns are expected to increase the frequency and intensity of drought in many regions. Growing season soil moisture...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Growing season soil moisture deficit, 1977-1978

    Ministry for the Environment
    Soil moisture is important for plant growth. A lack of moisture content over a growing season is a good indicator of drought, which can have social, environmental, and economic impacts. Increasing temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns are expected to increase the frequency and intensity of drought in many regions. Growing season soil moisture...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Units: percentage of normal sunshine hours 2010

    Ministry for the Environment
    "Sunshine is important for our health and recreation, and for the environment. It is also important for our agriculture-based economy, for example, for plant growth. This layer shows percentage of normal sunshine hours across New Zealand for 2010 as part of the data series for years 1972 to 2013. Data is for a calendar year (January–December). The...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Units: percentage of normal sunshine hours 2009

    Ministry for the Environment
    "Sunshine is important for our health and recreation, and for the environment. It is also important for our agriculture-based economy, for example, for plant growth. This layer shows percentage of normal sunshine hours across New Zealand for 2009 as part of the data series for years 1972 to 2013. Data is for a calendar year (January–December). The...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Annual rainfall, 1985

    Ministry for the Environment
    "Annual rainfall is the total accumulated rain over one year. Rain is vital for life, including plant growth, drinking water, river ecosystem health, and sanitation. Floods and droughts affect our environment, economy, and recreational opportunities. This dataset shows annual average rainfall across New Zealand for 1985 as part of the data series for...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Sunshine hours 1980

    Ministry for the Environment
    "Sunshine is important for our health and recreation, and for the environment. It is also important for our agriculture-based economy, for example, for plant growth. This layer shows annual sunshine hours across New Zealand for 1980 as part of the data series for years 1972 to 2013. Data is for a calendar year (January-December). The National Institute...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Annual rainfall Units: percentage of normal, 1989

    Ministry for the Environment
    Annual rainfall is the total accumulated rain over one year. Rain is vital for life, including plant growth, drinking water, river ecosystem health, and sanitation. Floods and droughts affect our environment, economy, and recreational opportunities. This layer shows the annual rainfall as a percentage of normal across New Zealand for 1989 as part of the...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Annual rainfall, 1989

    Ministry for the Environment
    "Annual rainfall is the total accumulated rain over one year. Rain is vital for life, including plant growth, drinking water, river ecosystem health, and sanitation. Floods and droughts affect our environment, economy, and recreational opportunities. This dataset shows annual average rainfall across New Zealand for 1989 as part of the data series for...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Annual rainfall Units: percentage of normal, 1991

    Ministry for the Environment
    Annual rainfall is the total accumulated rain over one year. Rain is vital for life, including plant growth, drinking water, river ecosystem health, and sanitation. Floods and droughts affect our environment, economy, and recreational opportunities. This layer shows the annual rainfall as a percentage of normal across New Zealand for 1991 as part of the...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Units: percentage of normal sunshine hours 1995

    Ministry for the Environment
    "Sunshine is important for our health and recreation, and for the environment. It is also important for our agriculture-based economy, for example, for plant growth. This layer shows percentage of normal sunshine hours across New Zealand for 1995 as part of the data series for years 1972 to 2013. Data is for a calendar year (January–December). The...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Standardised soil moisture deficit 1976-1977

    Ministry for the Environment
    "Soil moisture is important for plant growth. A lack of moisture content over a growing season is a good indicator of drought, which can have social, environmental, and economic impacts. Increasing temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns are expected to increase the frequency and intensity of drought in many regions. Growing season soil moisture...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Annual rainfall Units: percentage of normal, 2002

    Ministry for the Environment
    Annual rainfall is the total accumulated rain over one year. Rain is vital for life, including plant growth, drinking water, river ecosystem health, and sanitation. Floods and droughts affect our environment, economy, and recreational opportunities. This layer shows the annual rainfall as a percentage of normal across New Zealand for 2002 as part of the...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Growing season soil moisture deficit, 1992-1993

    Ministry for the Environment
    Soil moisture is important for plant growth. A lack of moisture content over a growing season is a good indicator of drought, which can have social, environmental, and economic impacts. Increasing temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns are expected to increase the frequency and intensity of drought in many regions. Growing season soil moisture...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
  • Annual rainfall, 1978

    Ministry for the Environment
    Annual rainfall is the total accumulated rain over one year. Rain is vital for life, including plant growth, drinking water, river ecosystem health, and sanitation. Floods and droughts affect our environment, economy, and recreational opportunities. This dataset shows annual average rainfall across New Zealand for 1978 as part of the data series for years...
    Created 2 February 2020 Updated 1 November 2022
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