Rain is finally in the forecast for a number of New Zealand’s driest regions but will it be enough to end the drought in Northland or the big dry in Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Marlborough and Central Otago?
WeatherWatch.co.nz says simply “no”. While some regions, including Auckland, may see some “healthy” rainfall figures today many of the dry regions may not.
The rain is also predicted to be fairly patchy – with some places missing out altogether.
The positive news is that those lucky enough to see the rain today may have it “set in” with most rain bands slow moving.
We’ll have a better idea as to how conditions are shaping up later this morning – so check back for updates if you’re one of those regions desperate for rain.
“Dazzle in his very dry paddock near Whitford. There is no grass for him to eat so now I am having to feed him hay and hard feed. He is also suffering from Grass Staggers, which is due to him eating the fungus which grows in the grass under these weather conditions” – Uploaded by Sarah Baldwin