Yesterday’s 20 mm of rain was welcome, after more than a fortnight without rain and a remarkably dry April.
Monday 27th April 2009
Sixteen days without rain meant that Tawa was starting to feel somewhat parched for the time of year, with lawns browning off and cracks appearing in brittle soil. The remarkably dry spell meant that only 10 mm of rain had fallen up until Saturday night – unusually dry for April.
Gentle rain on Sunday morning allowed the ground to soften before more persistent rain fell, bringing Sunday’s total to 20 mm. The rain has continued today, with another 25 mm having been recorded by early evening.
Prior to the wet spell, rain had fallen only on the 7th and 8th of April, with the occasional drizzly day in-between.