There is a chance the wet weather expected to break the
drought for parts of the North Island tomorrow and Tuesday
will return by the end of the week, as forecasts hint at an
end to the long dry conditions.
It was the warmest March in about 60 years for Wanaka and
Cromwell and the driest in Balclutha.
Heavy rain has given some farmers confidence they have now
beaten the devastating record drought.
Some drought-stricken areas will start to see some small
relief this week as rain is forecast to finally fall on some
The weather this weekend is expected, for the most part, to
be as bright and shiny as an Easter egg, the MetService has
A "lump of moist weather" may finally arrive in
drought-stricken Northland at the weekend.
Long-awaited rain is forecast for the drought-hit Northland
Steady drizzle may have rained off the cricket in Dunedin but
it failed to dampen more than the central city, leaving the
rest of the area in extreme fire risk.
Many long-time Dunedin residents are scratching their heads
trying to remember the last time the city experienced such a
consistently good summer.
It was the best of summers, it was the worst of summers. It
was the season for beach and barbecue. It was the time when
dreaded drought stretched its grip across the country.
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