Thursday, February 9, 2017

IT'S RAINING !!!!!!!

Yes, it is finally raining and there has been lovely steady rain all night.  The forecast is for it to continue for most of the day - yipee.  A drought was declared last week.  New Zealand has been like two separate countries this summer.  Most of the country has had a lot of rain whereas Northland has been hot, dry and sunny.

We have had the occasional forecast of rain but it has come to nothing until this.

New South Wales has been in the same situation and yesterday we read of floods in Sydney but it looks like our rain will just be steady.

It is wonderful not to have to do watering to keep everything alive.   It won't be enough to break the drought for the farmers but it is so very welcome.



The temperature has dropped as well. In the past weeks it has usually been over 30 degrees whereas the forecast for the next couple of days is in the early 20's.  At the moment the forecast is for light rain on Monday and Tuesday, fine on Wednesday (for my move) then rain again for Thursday to Sunday which would include the purchasers moving in on Friday.  We have often had these forecasts over summer and they have come to nothing.  Anyway, although the rain is much needed I have my fingers crossed for a fine day on Wednesday and, hopefully, Friday as well.

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  1. we also had rain this week, then this morning a chilly 9C. The lawn has stayed green all this summer, and that is a misnomer, and a few scattered days hot enough to have cool summer clothes on. Hope all is well with you.

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    1. Yes, Jean, everything going well here, thank you. I hope you and Hugh are keeping well and no more emergency trips. It is lovely having a cooler day today and the current forecast doesn't show 28 until Monday so that will suit me.

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  2. Nice to have a bit of moisture and a cooler day today. I wonder how much you got Susan? We got 9 mls but heard on the radio that others got about 40 mls!

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    1. Just checked my gauge and it says 52mls.

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  3. 2016 was one of the hottest and driest on record over here, and the subterranean water levels are bad. We too have been having rain, but mostly drizzle. We really need a good week-long downpour.

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    1. That is bad in the middle (or towards the end) of winter.

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  4. Good luck with the move - I hope the weather is kind to you and all goes well.
    After almost two years with no appreciable rain, here in Spain, we began the New Year with a light downpour, which steadily got heavier, and heavier, until it started to cause concern, and flooding. It rained solidly for four days and nights accompanied by almost gale force winds. There has been enough rain to solve immediate problems for domestic water, but has ruined the crops further south, which has caused severe fruit and veg shortages for the supermarkets in the UK. Spain is their main supplier, particularly during the winter months.

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    1. That's the problem isn't it as the saying goes "It never rains but it pours". It was good as we got a day of nice steady rain and hopefully more like that to come unless a cyclone comes down from the Islands.

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  5. We've had a couple of days of nice fine wet rain here in Whanganui, but mostly dry for the NZMG2017. However the 7 day Wellington to Auckland starts on Sunday...looks like the rain is waiting for them!

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    1. At least it was fine for you in Whanganui. Hopefully, it will just be showers on the Wellington to Auckland.

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  6. Have a good moving day and hope that the rain holds off for you

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