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Southland’s sunny stronghold continues

Southland’s continued run of not taking part in the nation’s wet, windy, weather continues today as the region yet again enjoys sunnier weather than most.

This winter the region has seen some of the sunniest and “best” weather in New Zealand thanks to a number of high pressure systems forming over or near the region.

The result has been a blocking act that has barred a number of rain bands from entering the area.  In fact, last month some regions have been so dry water tanks have been running low.

Radio host Jamie MacKay of Radio Sport’s Farming Show says the region last month was suffering somewhat from a winter drought.  “It’s dry underfoot and water tanks are running low in some areas” he said in July.

Some rain has moved in over the past few weeks but today today most Southland centres are going to see and frosty start and dry, mostly sunny, day following.


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