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How was Wednesday? – Your reports

Dry seems to be the biggest theme not surprisingly today but also warm temperatures weren’t in short supply either it seems.

“Another stunning hot day in Whangarei, the easterlies have dropped away last few days and what a difference. Autumn looking great so far but we do need some rain.” said Derek from the Far North.

A poorly Sharyn said..”was nice and cool this morning now it is far too hot!!!! Crazy weather to have a flu in!!!!”

Jenette was enthusiastic about conditions lately..”Beautiful, warming up, feels much hotter than the low-mid 20’s being reported Loving these days of summer”.

Clouds cleared today across the Canterbury Plains after a few dull days – “Beeeaauuutiful day here today – inland mid-Canterbury nr Sheffield” Helen mentioned.

For some people the heat can knock them about and Lisa posted”So hot. Im getting lots of blood noses. I feel hot n clamy and sweaty”.

“Stinking hot in inglewood” was the cry that went up this afternoon and it appears that there’s at least another couple of days where the heat will be a big feature of our weather.

Anyone mention cooler temperatures with a little rain at some point?

Let’s remember this period in July where the frosts will be here at times and damp conditions could be hanging about!

Further water restrictions

The Invercargill City Council is imposing hosing restrictions from today as water levels in the Oreti River continue to fall.

Invercargill City Council water manager Alister Murray said Invercargill and Bluff residents were prohibited from using garden sprinklers and could use only a hand-held hose until further notice.

Hand-held hosing would reduce water use, as sprinklers were often left running for long periods when gardeners forgot about them or were distracted, he said.

“That’s the attraction of unattended sprinklers – you can go inside and watch television.”

Residents caught using unattended sprinklers would be warned and repeat offenders could be prosecuted and fined, he said. The restrictions were necessary as water levels in the Oreti River had dropped in the past few weeks.

Homepage image of the Clutha bridge, Balcutha, South Otago as sunset approaches



Guest on 13/03/2013 4:58am

Things are a lot cooler in Christchurch as we have had an easterly influence for some time now. Still dry, and I notice (via metservice) that in the last 30 days Auckland has had nearly five times the amount of rain that Christchurch has had – that is a much higher difference than normal – over the space of a year Auckland ‘only’ gets twice the amount of rain Christchurch gets. Sounds wet in Auckland eh? But 3.8mm is far from wet.

WW Forecast Team on 13/03/2013 6:17am

 You’re right about the difference in rainfall and there hasn’t been a lot lately. Lets hope it gets back to its usual routine soon!



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