Tawa’s spell of thirty-one days without rain came to an abrupt end this morning.
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Tawa’s dry April continues, with only patchy light rain falling in the area overnight.
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.
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.
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.
Yesterday, Tawa experienced its wettest day so far this year.
Wellingtonians have responded to the regional council’s plea to reduce water consumption. Monday’s use was 30% lower than the previous Tuesday’s.
The 32-day dry spell in Tawa ended yesterday, with the arrival of welcome rain.
Unusual images seen on New Zealand rain radar overnight on Thursday have scientists disagreeing.
The thermometer at Tawa Weather nearly registered a new record as the temperature steadily increased on Christmas Day.
After a brief break on Wednesday, rain has continued to fall steadily in Tawa this week.
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.
New Zealand’s hydro-electric storage lake levels passed below average mid-November.
Yesterday’s frosty start in Tawa wasn’t the coldest recorded by the Tawa Weather station, but it was close.