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Rainband fizzles overnight in Northland

Short bursts of heavy showers splashed some parched farmland for the first time in months yesterday, but forecasters and frustrated farmers say they will do little to break droughts.

Auckland had a brief downpour overnight and Northland received isolated showers yesterday. In Kaitaia, where drought has been declared after a brutal summer, a weather station recorded 18mm of rainfall.

But a solid rain band that could have drenched Northland broke apart and no rain was recorded overnight.


Shawn on 6/04/2010 3:22am

had 11mm here a couple of km north of Dargaville

Derek on 6/04/2010 1:47am

Dri as a bone here in Whangarei Phil as the ozzies say, think we had more moisture this morning from the heavy dew than any rain we could have had over weekend.
The possible rain this afternoon looks very doubtful as well. Getting desperate now.

Andrew on 5/04/2010 11:04pm

Here I recorded only 4mm…… The Shore is extreamly dry….


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