Parts of the country received a real dousing within the last 24 hours and yet other areas had barely enough to wet the ground.
Here are your latest comments on what’s been going on across parts of New Zealand.
” Wet, wild & noisy! Thank goodness I set my phone alarm for this morning as we must have had a power cut about midnight (says the flashing alarm clock)” said Rebecca.
Janet in Wanganui commented “Wanganui got thunder and lightening last night,,windy and raining at momment,,and it is a bit chilly,,enjoying it before the high comes over..”
Lace in the Bay of Plenty wasn’t overly impressed as it interrupted her day “Tauranga got alot of loud hard rain. Just starting again now. There goes my walk to the shop”.
Shenah had a bit to say about the wet stuff. “Waikanae got wind, rain, thunder and lightening last night. Just wind and showers and so cold at the moment”.
Karyn was struggling to keep on top of it all “wish I had a functioning rain gauge because we’ve had so much rain since this started. Lots of heavy squally showers through the night in Featherston but it hasn’t really let off from light rain since it came through last night, garden looks sooo happy”.
Helen in the Wairarapa has seen plenty of action “60mm of rain in the gauge this morning. The Ruamahunga river has gone from 800mm to 2m and we are still getting light showers. The heavy rain warning was for the Tararua Ranges but we sure got hammered last night out here on the flats with thunder and lightening and wind from 9pm as well as the rain. At one stage our rain gauge collected 20mm in one hour. South Wairarapa”.
It seems the North Island ended up with more rain than the Mainland overall however eastern parts of the North Island are still expecting further showery spells today.
Homepage image of Masterton under cloudy skies.
on 5/02/2013 1:36am
A whole 14mm here in matamata! Shes dry as on the farm, the rain done just enough to send the facial exema spores into over drive but done nothing for pasture growth. Looking at the long range theres nothing for as long as the forecast runs! Another 10 cull cows going to works at the end of the week, palm kernal contracted and Im hunkering down for the worst. Need a tropical storm and need it now!