Archive for the ‘Weather – Observations’ Category

Dry Spell Ends

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Tawa’s spell of thirty-one days without rain came to an abrupt end this morning.

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Dry Spell Continues

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

Tawa’s dry April continues, with only patchy light rain falling in the area overnight.

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Snow on Them Thar Hills

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Snow coating the hills around Tawa and Porirua doesn’t happen very often, perhaps once or twice in a decade. So, when it occurs, it is a talking point.

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Thursday’s Flood Event

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Thursday’s rainfall in some places in the Wellington region was the heaviest seen for more than 50 years, according to the regional council. The Porirua Stream carried the heaviest flows since 1980.

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Flooding at Tawa

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Intense rain across the Wellington region caused serious flooding in a number of areas today. The Tawa weather station recorded its wettest day in ten years.

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Wet Start to Summer

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Yesterday, Tawa experienced its wettest day so far this year.

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Water Use Plummets

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Wellingtonians have responded to the regional council’s plea to reduce water consumption. Monday’s use was 30% lower than the previous Tuesday’s.

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Welcome Rain

Monday, March 18th, 2013

The 32-day dry spell in Tawa ended yesterday, with the arrival of welcome rain.

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Odd Things Seen on Weather Radar

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Unusual images seen on New Zealand rain radar overnight on Thursday have scientists disagreeing.

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Toasty Tawa

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

The thermometer at Tawa Weather nearly registered a new record as the temperature steadily increased on Christmas Day.

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The Fun Weather Continues

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

After a brief break on Wednesday, rain has continued to fall steadily in Tawa this week.

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Dry Spell Ended

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

The long, dry autumn has certainly come to an end, but the Wellington region has been spared the worst of the weather brought by the latest series of low pressure systems to pass over the country.

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Hydro Lake Levels Decline Further

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

New Zealand’s hydro-electric storage lake levels passed below average mid-November.

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The Crackle of Dawn

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Yesterday’s frosty start in Tawa wasn’t the coldest recorded by the Tawa Weather station, but it was close.

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Tawa – It’s Cool

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

The forecast polar blast whipped through Tawa today, bringing snow showers, hail and a dusting of white to the western hills between Tawa and Porirua.

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