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Rain brings relief to dry northerners

It’s been a fairly dry start to summer for the upper North Island and rain falling today mostly north of Taupo and Gisborne will be well received by the farming community.

The rain will be particularly positive news for dairy farmers.

Winds may be gusty today behind the rain.

More rain is coming this upcoming week too, as another low with sub-tropical connections moves in.  A third Tasman Sea low will arrive in the weekend before Christmas, but after that may well signal a change to higher air pressure and drier weather.

We’ll have more details this week about Christmas.

– Image / Rose Taylor



Have your say – How much rain fell where you are?  Share your rainfall figures by posting a comment below…


David on 14/12/2014 9:44pm

We hit high 30 mills,need a new gauge for Chistmas – can’t read it propery.

Our neighbour has 70 years of rain records and 27 mills over 24 hours to 8am Sunday was highest daily since July!

From Miranda Road Mangatangi, (2 valleys S/East of Hunuas)



Guest Steve on 14/12/2014 6:17am

Here just south of Waipu I tipped out 130mils at 6 pm. Real boost for local farmers with maize just through.


Cheers Steve

Stu on 14/12/2014 3:06am

Here in South/East Auckland as off 4:04pm in the past 24 hrs we have had 33.3mm of rain!!

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