OCTOBER rainfall in Wairarapa was double the monthly average, and half the rain fell in one three-day storm.
The Tauherenikau plain recorded 105mm of rain from Sunday to Wednesday, October 22 to 25, according to Greater Wellington Regional Council figures. The monthly average for that station is 96mm, but this year the total was up to 202mm.
Tinui Valley showed a similar result, a three-day burst of 90mm of rain that brought the October total to 202mm, double the average of 95mm.
Angle Knob, in the Tararuas north of Mt Holdsworth, generally has higher rainfall and recorded 940mm of rain for October, ahead of the average 722mm.
Masterton recorded 162mm of rain for October, 2? times the average of 65mm, according to Metservice records.
Matt Rowland, environmental monitoring officer for Greater Wellington, said the storm of October 22 to 25 was "not a westerly" so it affected eastern areas more.