Dry Spell Broken

The 22-day spell of dry weather was broken at Tawa this morning, when misty, drizzly conditions set in.

Only 2 mm of rain has been recorded to late afternoon, but with lower temperatures of between 16 ºC and 18 ºC and light winds, evaporation will be minimal. The low rain rate has minimised run-off allowing the softening of topsoil and the moisture to soak-in.

So far during March 2008, 42 mm of rain has been recorded at Tawa. Last March 34 mm was recorded, 91 mm in March 2006 and 71 mm in 2005.

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