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Rainfall is measured at 65 sites throughout Canterbury, in most cases by "tipping bucket" rain gauges. Every 0.5 mm of rainfall is measured and automatically recorded every 15 minutes in the foothills, and every 7.5 minutes in high rainfall areas along the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, like Arthur's Pass. Many of the rainfall sites are telemetered, which means the data can be retrieved from Environment Canterbury at any time to get up-to-date information. The data from these sites can be used to assess storm intensities, provide the basis for flood warnings and provide daily, monthly or annual rainfall totals.More info about rainfall monitoring...