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Rain, rain go away…but, more on the way

Rain, rain, go away – that seems to be the message coming in to from our readers as yet more rain comes into the forecast for the end of the working week and heading into the weekend.

Heavy rain spread across a number of regions yesterday and overnight but has cleared in most places – for now.

Country99TV reports that farms across Waikato, Northland, Bay of Plenty and the West Coast have reached saturation point and farmers say it won’t take very much more rain to cause problems. Farmers are currently in the middle of calving.

City folk spoken to by are also saying they’ve had enough of the rain.

There is some good news though – the forecast for the first week of spring looks significantly drier for northern and western regions predicts as a large high moves in from the west.

The next belt of rain looks set to move in across the weekend starting on the West Coast on Saturday and heading into the North Island later on Saturday and into Sunday.

A change to south easterlies behind this rain band will bring clearing skies to the West Coast on Sunday and to northern and western parts of the North Island on Monday and Tuesday.

Meanwhile the entire eastern coast of New Zealand will see colder, wetter, weather set in on Sunday in the south and Monday in the north, adding to Canterbury’s already miserable August.

Homepage image: File, CH Davis


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