with John Maunder
Rainfalls for the month of February have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898 (except for 1904,1908,and 1909).
The graph show the range of rainfalls from a high of 343 mm in 1936 to a low of 7 mm in 1973. The long-term average rainfall for Tauranga for February is 90 mm. The graph show no significant overall trend in the rainfalls in February over the last 110 years apart from a small decrease the average rainfall from 95 mm in the 50 years ending in 1960 to 86 mm in the 50 years to 2010.
Since 1898 there have been 11 February months with rainfall of 200 mm or more, and 15 February months with a rainfall of more than double the average. In contrast, 10 February months have had rainfall of 10 mm or less, including both 2010 and 2011.