Kōrero: South Canterbury region

Rainfall map

Rainfall map

South Canterbury is a region of extreme rainfall. On reaching the barrier of the Southern Alps, westerly-travelling cyclones rise and drop rain. As the cyclone crosses the region, it runs out of moisture and the level of rainfall decreases.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Climate, vegetation and wildlife', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/11656/rainfall-map (accessed 9 December 2019)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, updated 2 Feb 2017