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Historical Rainfall data for hokitika??
« on: May 23, 2016, 11:27:15 AM »
 Hi Can anyone please tell me where i can get up-to-date (as in last week also) historical DAILY rainfall data for Hokitika??

I have googled all over and just keep getting mean monthly averages..

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Re: Historical Rainfall data for hokitika??
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2016, 07:45:59 PM »
Hi Thanks Jenny.. that page was interesting.. but still can't seem to get a list of each day's rainfall there.. just can select individual days..

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Re: Historical Rainfall data for hokitika??
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2016, 07:53:33 PM »
Maybe try cliflo, but I'm not sure how recent their info is. I'd check but I forgot my password ;-)

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Re: Historical Rainfall data for hokitika??
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2016, 09:09:35 PM »
I am not sure in that case what you are after.
See the tabs half ways down. Select month then scroll down.

There is each days.

1-    0
2-    47
3-    0
4-    54
5-    27
6-    0
7-    0
8-    0
9-    0.2
10-    0.8
11-    24
12-    19
13-    16
14-    5
15-    10
16-    14
17-    0.2
18-    2
19-    0
20-    39
21-    0.4
22-    0
23-    5
   
Total    263.6mm

Is this what you mean.
btw that is a lot of rain for 3 weeks :)


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Re: Historical Rainfall data for hokitika??
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2016, 09:21:09 PM »
Hi Stephendnz & welcome from me too!

I was in the middle of replying when Jenny posted hers.

Just to reiterate, check out either page & scroll right down.
You'll find the daily high/avg/lows there including daily rain figures.
You can copy the table into a spreadsheet if you want, or download the csv file (link beneath the table) & do what ever you wish from there.

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Re: Historical Rainfall data for hokitika??
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2016, 08:30:19 PM »
Hi Thanks for all the suggestions.. and the nice welcomes.. Jenny I guess you were referring to the original page you posted.

This one: https://www.wunderground.com/history/station/93615/2016/4/22/MonthlyHistory.html?req_city=&req_state=&req_statename=&reqdb.zip=&reqdb.magic=&reqdb.wmo=&MR=1

I see  the monthly list.. I guess could extract from there with a cut and paste.. but its a bit laborious. :-) Did you extract all the data and then put in a spreadsheet and strip out the rainfall?? Or am i missing something there?? :-)

It seems the dates don't translate well.. have to recreate them in a separate column. I guess I will have to persevere..

Thanks again for the help..

 


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Re: Historical Rainfall data for hokitika??
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2016, 11:42:19 PM »
Hi Stephendnz

Here's what I would do. (Win XP, Firefox, MS Office 2007)
Open the web page, scroll right down, click on Comma Delimited File which opens a new tab showing the csv data,
right click & select all, copy all (Ctrl C), switch to your spreadsheet & Ctrl V.
Then you need to parse the stuff, select all the data & then Menu / Data / Text to Columns, click on Comma, then the Finish button.

This will give you something like  . . .
NZST          Max TemperatureC   Mean TemperatureC    . . .
01/04/2016   18                          16   . . .
02/04/2016   19                          17   . . .
03/04/2016   19                          18   . . .
Then you only need to select the rain column & you have the data to do with as you wish.

Depending on what platform & software you are using & how you have it set up, I imagine things should go pretty much the same.

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« Last Edit: May 25, 2016, 11:44:42 PM by Wolfie33 »

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Re: Historical Rainfall data for hokitika??
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2016, 12:28:40 AM »
Thanks for all your help.. In the end i just cut and pasted all the data from the different months into a spreadsheet.. Got what I wanted which was the rainfall figures.. and hid the other columns.. 

Like this
Date   Temp. (°C)      Precip. (mm)   Events
Date   high   avg   low   sum

1/03/15   21   18   16   12   1
2/03/15   21   18   14   0   0
3/03/15   18   18   17   22   1
4/03/15   20   18   17   5   1
5/03/15   21   18   16   7   1
6/03/15   18   16   13   19   1
7/03/15   17   15   13   14   1
8/03/15   19   16   12   0.4   1
9/03/15   18   16   12   0.6   1
10/03/15   19   16   12   0   0
11/03/15   20   16   13   0   0
12/03/15   21   18   15   0   0
13/03/15   18   16   15   0.6   1
14/03/15   19   16   12   0   0
15/03/15   21   16   10   0   0

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Re: Historical Rainfall data for hokitika??
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2016, 07:56:22 PM »
Cool! Finding your own way is often the best way.

When you have a mo, and to let us know a little about you, feel free to pop a brief bit in our New Members section under General . . no need for too much, just a little something about yourself, maybe your location, interests, plans or whatever.

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Re: Historical Rainfall data for hokitika??
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2016, 08:40:38 PM »
You can get it all from Cliflo. For the last 30 days, the MetService site has the previous 30 days for one of the Hokitika sites. I have monthly totals for a selection of sites going back to 1866, though that is for several different sites.


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