Earlier today I asked Kiwis what they thought of their Saturday. The answers should surprise no one. It was hot and dry, and in some cases quite breezy.
But no one said it was rainy. I’m afraid we could be looking at least a week before we see that liquid gold fall from the sky. In any beneficial amount anyway.
In the meantime, Brownwyn Williams said it was hot and windy Papamoa today. Case Heron said it was “super hot” in Tauranga. Kim Ansi said it was sunny again and was obviously unimpressed. She said a bit of decent rain would be “so very welcome” as the sheep and chickens aren’t happy and the grass is turning to straw.
Another Kim, Kim Napier, echoed that sentiment. She said she got excited when it actually looked like it actually might rain this morning in the Stokes Valley, but it never materialized.
Now there were clouds and some precipitation today, but it didn’t amount to anything. Vicki Howey in Temuka said there was a bit of drizzle this morning. Sine Gunn-Goldfinch said it boring and grey in Wellington.
It looks like our first real chance and widespread, measurable rain will come in next weekend as a front lifts north across the South Island. This will bring some good rain chances to the Mainland on Saturday and early Sunday. The southeastern North Island, including Hawkes Bay, could see some rain from this late Sunday afternoon and into Sunday night. Rain chances may even linger into Monday the 18th and Tuesday the 19th.
But that’s still a week away and a lot could happen between now and then.
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