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Valid: 23-Jan-2020 4:05am

Statia Rain History 1981 to Today

This section shows the rainfall history on Statia taken from Upper Round Hill (1981-2005) and Pleasures (2006 to today). Until 2013, data was collected in rain gauges. Since 11-Jan-2013, rain data is automatically recorded from the Pleasures weather station. The weather station uses a tipping-bucket rain instrument.

Monthly Rain Comparison

The following chart shows Statia's monthly minimum, median, and maximum rainfall since 1981. Half the months have more rainfall and half have less than the median. The plot shows the median instead of the average because it is less sensitive to extreme values. This year's actual monthly rainfall, measured by the weather station in Pleasures, is also plotted.

Statia Historical Monthly Rain Plot

Last 12-months Cumulative Rain

The following chart shows Statia's cumulative rain over the last 12 months compared to the median rainfall that occurred since 1981. This shows whether our rainfall is above or below normal over the last year.

Statia 12-month Cumulative Rain

Rain History By Year

This chart shows the last 30 years of rainfall by year.

Rain By Year

Rain History By Month

This table shows the historical rain data on a monthly basis since 1981. It shows millimeters(inches).

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
1981 40mm (1.6") 113mm (4.5") 50mm (2.0") 272mm (10.7") 180mm (7.1") 53mm (2.1") 151mm (5.9") 76mm (3.0") 114mm (4.5") 155mm (6.1") 149mm (5.9") 232mm (9.1")
1982 51mm (2.0") 148mm (5.8") 68mm (2.7") 35mm (1.4") 179mm (7.1") 27mm (1.1") 74mm (2.9") 40mm (1.6") 54mm (2.1") 130mm (5.1") 77mm (3.0") 150mm (5.9")
1983 54mm (2.1") 21mm (0.8") 27mm (1.1") 165mm (6.5") 215mm (8.5") 83mm (3.3") 212mm (8.4") 100mm (3.9") 72mm (2.8") 142mm (5.6") 140mm (5.5") 87mm (3.4")
1984 131mm (5.2") 78mm (3.1") 77mm (3.0") 60mm (2.4") 255mm (10.0") 99mm (3.9") 106mm (4.2") 97mm (3.8") 81mm (3.2") 125mm (4.9") 484mm (19.1") 53mm (2.1")
1985 75mm (3.0") 45mm (1.8") 190mm (7.5") 65mm (2.6") 50mm (2.0") 16mm (0.6") 97mm (3.8") 144mm (5.7") 139mm (5.5") 209mm (8.2") 151mm (5.9") 63mm (2.5")
1986 99mm (3.9") 52mm (2.1") 23mm (0.9") 19mm (0.8") 162mm (6.4") 54mm (2.1") 43mm (1.7") 81mm (3.2") 64mm (2.5") 170mm (6.7") 320mm (12.6") 93mm (3.7")
1987 63mm (2.5") 3mm (0.1") 53mm (2.1") 70mm (2.8") 272mm (10.7") 150mm (5.9") 60mm (2.4") 76mm (3.0") 127mm (5.0") 155mm (6.1") 190mm (7.5") 97mm (3.8")
1988 95mm (3.7") 46mm (1.8") 116mm (4.6") 25mm (1.0") 92mm (3.6") 69mm (2.7") 196mm (7.7") 329mm (13.0") 114mm (4.5") 91mm (3.6") 93mm (3.7") 123mm (4.8")
1989 99mm (3.9") 192mm (7.6") 32mm (1.3") 68mm (2.7") 35mm (1.4") 35mm (1.4") 92mm (3.6") 265mm (10.4") 428mm (16.9") 78mm (3.1") 70mm (2.8") 52mm (2.1")
1990 55mm (2.2") 37mm (1.5") 145mm (5.7") 147mm (5.8") 60mm (2.4") 150mm (5.9") 62mm (2.4") 137mm (5.4") 34mm (1.3") 254mm (10.0") 75mm (3.0") 39mm (1.5")
1991 72mm (2.8") 95mm (3.7") 40mm (1.6") 57mm (2.2") 18mm (0.7") 61mm (2.4") 144mm (5.7") 123mm (4.8") 93mm (3.7") 53mm (2.1") 134mm (5.3") 65mm (2.6")
1992 45mm (1.8") 47mm (1.9") 106mm (4.2") 124mm (4.9") 138mm (5.4") 91mm (3.6") 92mm (3.6") 72mm (2.8") 140mm (5.5") 30mm (1.2") 219mm (8.6") 161mm (6.3")
1993 57mm (2.2") 14mm (0.6") 102mm (4.0") 40mm (1.6") 177mm (7.0") 53mm (2.1") 98mm (3.9") 49mm (1.9") 135mm (5.3") 123mm (4.8") 98mm (3.9") 34mm (1.3")
1994 37mm (1.5") 46mm (1.8") 25mm (1.0") 60mm (2.4") 110mm (4.3") 20mm (0.8") 46mm (1.8") 52mm (2.1") 161mm (6.3") 145mm (5.7") 93mm (3.7") 75mm (3.0")
1995 31mm (1.2") 40mm (1.6") 80mm (3.2") 35mm (1.4") 106mm (4.2") 44mm (1.7") 101mm (4.0") 142mm (5.6") 306mm (12.1") 33mm (1.3") 93mm (3.7") 58mm (2.3")
1996 32mm (1.3") 60mm (2.4") 43mm (1.7") 58mm (2.3") 37mm (1.5") 85mm (3.4") 208mm (8.2") 79mm (3.1") 196mm (7.7") 96mm (3.8") 102mm (4.0") 126mm (5.0")
1997 77mm (3.0") 246mm (9.7") 30mm (1.2") 59mm (2.3") 154mm (6.1") 59mm (2.3") 120mm (4.7") 174mm (6.9") 158mm (6.2") 227mm (8.9") 34mm (1.3") 23mm (0.9")
1998 66mm (2.6") 61mm (2.4") 62mm (2.4") 28mm (1.1") 92mm (3.6") 56mm (2.2") 101mm (4.0") 187mm (7.4") 190mm (7.5") 183mm (7.2") 161mm (6.3") 153mm (6.0")
1999 57mm (2.2") 57mm (2.2") 13mm (0.5") 13mm (0.5") 15mm (0.6") 67mm (2.6") 89mm (3.5") 92mm (3.6") 117mm (4.6") 275mm (10.8") 463mm (18.2") 145mm (5.7")
2000 81mm (3.2") 77mm (3.0") 20mm (0.8") 20mm (0.8") 91mm (3.6") 22mm (0.9") 64mm (2.5") 75mm (3.0") 168mm (6.6") 166mm (6.5") 234mm (9.2") 100mm (3.9")
2001 55mm (2.2") 24mm (0.9") 25mm (1.0") 38mm (1.5") 113mm (4.5") 15mm (0.6") 134mm (5.3") 144mm (5.7") 63mm (2.5") 229mm (9.0") 24mm (0.9") 223mm (8.8")
2002 71mm (2.8") 51mm (2.0") 58mm (2.3") 126mm (5.0") 22mm (0.9") 31mm (1.2") 74mm (2.9") 76mm (3.0") 52mm (2.1") 83mm (3.3") 99mm (3.9") 69mm (2.7")
2003 38mm (1.5") 65mm (2.6") 35mm (1.4") 128mm (5.0") 22mm (0.9") 87mm (3.4") 52mm (2.1") 51mm (2.0") 43mm (1.7") 52mm (2.1") 413mm (16.3") 162mm (6.4")
2004 54mm (2.1") 100mm (3.9") 67mm (2.6") 50mm (2.0") 259mm (10.2") 104mm (4.1") 381mm (15.0") 65mm (2.6") 179mm (7.1") 433mm (17.1") 611mm (24.1") 146mm (5.8")
2005 164mm (6.5") 118mm (4.7") 15mm (0.6") 263mm (10.4") 305mm (12.0") 247mm (9.7") 121mm (4.8") 115mm (4.5") 185mm (7.3") 405mm (15.9") 255mm (10.0") 94mm (3.7")
2006 22mm (0.9") 79mm (3.1") 21mm (0.8") 57mm (2.3") 164mm (6.5") 81mm (3.2") 139mm (5.5") 29mm (1.2") 93mm (3.7") 433mm (17.1") 47mm (1.9") 62mm (2.5")
2007 174mm (6.9") 32mm (1.3") 61mm (2.4") 15mm (0.6") 21mm (0.8") 28mm (1.1") 167mm (6.6") 66mm (2.6") 111mm (4.4") 180mm (7.1") 55mm (2.2") 33mm (1.3")
2008 205mm (8.1") 67mm (2.7") 79mm (3.1") 33mm (1.3") 37mm (1.5") 42mm (1.7") 50mm (2.0") 60mm (2.4") 240mm (9.5") 236mm (9.3") 93mm (3.7") 61mm (2.4")
2009 53mm (2.1") 44mm (1.8") 74mm (2.9") 20mm (0.8") 135mm (5.3") 52mm (2.1") 99mm (3.9") 88mm (3.5") 67mm (2.6") 98mm (3.9") 105mm (4.2") 179mm (7.1")
2010 56mm (2.2") 53mm (2.1") 71mm (2.8") 23mm (0.9") 227mm (9.0") 85mm (3.3") 211mm (8.3") 299mm (11.8") 38mm (1.5") 432mm (17.0") 154mm (6.1") 75mm (3.0")
2011 51mm (2.0") 43mm (1.7") 39mm (1.6") 51mm (2.0") 123mm (4.9") 58mm (2.3") 408mm (16.1") 240mm (9.5") 140mm (5.5") 75mm (3.0") 245mm (9.7") 227mm (8.9")
2012 93mm (3.7") 56mm (2.2") 23mm (0.9") 71mm (2.8") 213mm (8.4") 14mm (0.6") 42mm (1.7") 166mm (6.5") 80mm (3.2") 295mm (11.6") 38mm (1.5") 32mm (1.3")
2013 72mm (2.8") 13mm (0.5") 30mm (1.2") 58mm (2.3") 268mm (10.5") 85mm (3.4") 84mm (3.3") 68mm (2.7") 42mm (1.7") 58mm (2.3") 138mm (5.5") 127mm (5.0")
2014 33mm (1.3") 50mm (2.0") 19mm (0.8") 101mm (4.0") 76mm (3.0") 27mm (1.1") 49mm (1.9") 92mm (3.6") 74mm (2.9") 76mm (3.0") 192mm (7.6") 47mm (1.9")
2015 40mm (1.6") 21mm (0.8") 34mm (1.4") 45mm (1.8") 3mm (0.1") 81mm (3.2") 16mm (0.6") 89mm (3.5") 45mm (1.8") 158mm (6.2") 101mm (4.0") 56mm (2.2")
2016 34mm (1.4") 28mm (1.1") 64mm (2.5") 60mm (2.4") 45mm (1.8") 36mm (1.4") 97mm (3.8") 92mm (3.6") 95mm (3.8") 73mm (2.9") 148mm (5.8") 58mm (2.3")
2017 53mm (2.1") 49mm (1.9") 29mm (1.2") 22mm (0.9") 171mm (6.7") 120mm (4.7") 55mm (2.2") 73mm (2.9") 252mm (9.9") 162mm (6.4") 37mm (1.5") 83mm (3.3")
2018 60mm (2.4") 44mm (1.7") 15mm (0.6") 42mm (1.6") 59mm (2.3") 30mm (1.2") 75mm (3.0") 60mm (2.4") 162mm (6.4") 97mm (3.8") 132mm (5.2") 61mm (2.4")
2019 84mm (3.3") 23mm (0.9") 22mm (0.9") 27mm (1.1") 57mm (2.2") 46mm (1.8") 70mm (2.8") 94mm (3.7") 124mm (4.9") 28mm (1.1") 52mm (2.1") 89mm (3.5")
2020 77mm (3.0") - - - - - - - - - - -

Detailed Rain History By Year

This table shows the historical rain total for each year and the average per decade. Shown as millimeters(inches). Final average excludes the current year.

The following record high and low are since 1981.
Record High Year 2004 - 2,449mm (96.4")
Record Low Year 2015 - 689mm (27.1")

YearTotal RainfallDecade Average
1981 1,585mm (62.4")
1982 1,033mm (40.7")
1983 1,318mm (51.9")
1984 1,646mm (64.8")
1985 1,244mm (49.0")
1986 1,180mm (46.5")
1987 1,316mm (51.8")
1988 1,389mm (54.7")
1989 1,446mm (56.9") 1,351mm (53.2")
1990 1,195mm (47.1")
1991 955mm (37.6")
1992 1,265mm (49.8")
1993 980mm (38.6")
1994 870mm (34.3")
1995 1,069mm (42.1")
1996 1,122mm (44.2")
1997 1,361mm (53.6")
1998 1,340mm (52.8")
1999 1,403mm (55.2") 1,156mm (45.5")
2000 1,118mm (44.0")
2001 1,087mm (42.8")
2002 812mm (32.0")
2003 1,148mm (45.2")
2004 2,449mm (96.4")
2005 2,287mm (90.0")
2006 1,227mm (48.3")
2007 944mm (37.2")
2008 1,202mm (47.3")
2009 1,015mm (39.9") 1,329mm (52.3")
2010 1,723mm (67.8")
2011 1,701mm (67.0")
2012 1,122mm (44.2")
2013 1,044mm (41.1")
2014 836mm (32.9")
2015 689mm (27.1")
2016 830mm (32.7")
2017 1,107mm (43.6")
2018 838mm (33.0")
2019 715mm (28.2") 1,061mm (41.8")
2020 77mm (3.0")
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