Archive for the ‘Weather – Analysis’ Category

Hydro Lakes Rise Dramatically

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Hydro-electric storage lake levels rose dramatically during December 2010, according to provisional figures released by WITS Free To Air.


Hydro Storage Declined During May

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Hydro storage lake levels declined steadily during May.


A Close Call for Tawa

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

A late evening deluge in Tawa yesterday caused some evacuations and was a close call for others. The Kenepuru Stream rose rapidly, and Tawa Weather recorded its wettest day since the weather station was commissioned in January 2005.


Hydro Lake Levels Improved During April

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Hydro storage lake levels improved dramatically at the end of April 2010.


Hydro Lakes Stable During March

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

New Zealand’s hydro lake storage remained stable during March 2010, with a slow decline during the early part of the month being reversed by very large inflows between March 22nd and 25th.


Hydro Lakes Plunge During February

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

New Zealand’s hydro lake storage plunged during February 2010, continuing a decline that began on January 12th.


Hydro Lakes Peaked During January

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

New Zealand’s hydro-electric storage peaked at 4063 GWh during January 2010 before slowly declining.


A Dismal Summer?

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Some Wellingtonians have been muttering about the dismal weather we have been experiencing this summer.


Hydro Lakes Dip, Inflows Low

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Hydro lake storage passed below average during November 2009, and inflows were generally below average.


Hydro Lake Levels Decline

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Hydro lake storage declined at a steady rate during October 2009.


October 2009 Wetter and Cooler

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Tawa’s climate during October 2009 was wetter and cooler than normal for recent years.


Hydro Storage Peaked During January

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Hydro storage peaked at more than 4,000 GWh during January before declining.


Wettest Day in Four Years

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

The remnants of tropical cyclone Innis brought heavy rain to Tawa yesterday, making it the wettest day in at least four years.


Hydro Storage Above Average During December

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

New Zealand’s hydro-electric storage remained above average during December, following a dramatic improvement during late November.


2008 ”“ A Wet Year for Tawa

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Last year, Wellington’s northern suburb of Tawa experienced its second wettest year since 2005.