Dry First Quarter 2007

The first three months of 2007 have been drier in Tawa than the same period in the previous two years.

During the first 3 months of 2005, the Tawa weather station recorded 200 mm of rainfall. The same quarter of 2006 saw 218 mm recorded. Only 112 mm of rain was recorded during the same period this year.

Whilst rainfall during January this year was slightly more than the same period last year (66 mm vs 58mm), February and March have been considerably drier with only 12 mm and 34 mm of rain respectively.

The weather has been calmer, too. The lack of strong drying winds reducing the impact of the dry conditions on plants and soil.

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