Current situation

A state of local emergency has been declared in the Wanganui District as a result of flooding and rainfall. Please see local Council websites for the latest updates. 

Map of rainfall return intervals and photos

This webapp gives an overview of the significant rainfall in the Horizons region from Friday 19th through to Sunday 21st of June, 2015. It allows you to see some of the photos collected and where they were taken and displays rainfall return intervals across the Region.

The information displayed in this viewer has been prepared from rainfall data collected by Councils and compared to NIWA's High Intensity Rainfall Design System. It is made available in good faith but its accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed. If the information is relied on in support of recovery following the rainfall and flood event of June 2015, it should be verified independently.

Use of this viewer implies acceptance of the data limitations identified.

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