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NEW POLL: Are things drying out where you are?

With a return to warmer, drier days and nights in the last few weeks, as a spring weather pattern establishes itself, we’ve been hearing from readers around New Zealand about things drying out.

With warm, windy conditions dominating in places, the moisture is being sucked out of the soil, and things are drying out fast!

So let us know in this week’s poll how it’s looking at your place, and tell us where you’re from in the comments below!

– Drew Chappell,


Guest on 27/10/2015 12:17am

Christchurch has had 3.6mm in the last month and temps pushing 30C plus a number of drying NW winds.  Inland Canterbury has been even warmer.  The ground is hard and the grass is already dying off.  These conditions may not last of course, but if they do, we can expect of lot of scrub and forest fires this season.  

Steve on 26/10/2015 4:51am

Ground really dry now here just south of Waipu. Had 11mm over the weekend which when you add to the 18mm for the rest of the month is not a lot. Odd warm periods but the sou-wester chill still bites when it freshens.

Cheers Steve 

phil on 25/10/2015 9:02pm

It’s been extremely dry here in Christchurch. I see there is rain forecast this week but will this actually eventuate as every other time we get patchy drizzle at best. No rain, high temperatures and string winds are really drying out the countryside. Looks like it could be a really bad fire year?

Zelda Wynn on 25/10/2015 10:34am

The recent rain has been lovely, helped the dry ground. 

Would like some more rain though as helps get weeds out easier!

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